Florida education news: Teacher experience, American Sign Language, FCAT testing and more
PROTEST POWER: About 200 Eckerd College students get head to D.C. to urge President Obama to stop a controversial oil pipeline. (Getty Images)
SEEKING A SEAT: Orange County's growing Hispanic population has leaders demanding School Board representation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WALKING TOGETHER: Some Palm Beach schools begin the "walking school bus" for students, the Palm Beach Post reports.
MORE EXPERIENCE WANTED: Duval school leaders examine the link between poor performing schools and inexperience in the classroom, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LEARNING TO SIGN: Manatee consolidates its sign language classes at one high school as it struggles to find enough teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TAX SHIFT: Collier leaders explore asking voters to renew a property tax rate transfer from capital to operations, the Naples Daily News reports.
GETTING READY: Escambia and Santa Rosa third-grade teachers aim to get their students ready for their first FCAT exams, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.