Florida education news: Teacher contracts, underage drinking, prom queens and more
SHOULD SHE STAY OR SHOULD SHE GO? Hillsborough first-year teacher Kim Bearison goes through the district's non-renomination hearing process to defend her job.
TIME'S UP: A larger than usual number of Alachua teachers prepare to retire, in large part because of changes to state law, the Gainesville Sun reports.
HANDS-ON MEDICINE: Florida Atlantic University's new medical school promises to put students into real world learning situations in their first year, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ZERO TOLERANCE: Florida's new law on underage drinking doesn't take effect until after this year's graduation parties, the Naples Daily News reports.
KOCH'S MONEY: Florida Gulf Coast University also has received donations from the conservative political activists' foundation, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LET US OUT: Several Palm Beach parents say they don't want to send their children to their zoned middle school because of discipline problems there, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PLEASE EAT HERE: Broward revamps its cafeteria at Atlantic High in an effort to lure more students to eat there, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TRANSGENDER PROM QUEEN: A Miami-Dade high school picks a transgender student to be its prom queen, the Miami Herald reports.