Florida education news: Teacher protests, school funding, bullying and more
UNDER FIRE: Florida teachers prepare to protest as lawmakers target many of their work conditions and employee rights. (Times file photo, 2010)
COPING: Students at Riverview High School in Hillsborough grieve the loss of a classmate who died in a bullriding accident.
FUNDING FIGHT: Hundreds of Duval parents rally against proposed cuts to Florida public education, the Florida Times-Union reports.
APPEALING: Three Miami-Dade high schools want the state to reconsider their school grades even though the appeal deadline has passed, the Miami Herald reports.
WHAT'S THE POINT? Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo wonders about the worth of a grand jury report blasting the Broward School Board but taking no action.
RESIGNED: Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson resigns his position five minutes before a deadline when he would have been fired, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ANTI-BULLYING POLICY: A Volusia family presses its school board to amend the district anti-bullying policy to include protections over gender identity and expression, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
STUDENT RIGHTS: Protecting the rights of students who have gone through the justice system can prove tricky for school districts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.