Florida education news: Teacher tenure, FCAT testing, school vouchers and more
A LITTLE CULTURE: Students at J.D. Floyd K-8 School in Hernando County use mosaics to study geography and culture while beautifying their campus. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
WORRIED: Students at John Hopkins Middle School in Pinellas are unhappy with discipline there, too.
EXPLAINING GATES: The Hillsborough School Board considers hiring a communications firm to focus on its Gates Foundation grant.
GUEST TEACHERS: Educators from around the world come to the University of South Florida to learn more about American-style teaching and learning.
SHARE THE COST: The Hernando School Board is reasonable in suggesting fees for participation in middle school sports, the Times editorializes.
CUTS COMING: Brevard school officials begin preparing for $29 million in budget reductions, Florida Today reports.
GREAT TIMING: Miami-Dade shuts an elementary school because of structural concerns just days before the start of FCAT testing, the Miami Herald reports.
MATH MANIA: Manatee school children solve thousands of math problems in a national competition for World Math Day, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NEW LEADER: Mary Jane Saunders, provost at Cleveland State University, will replace Frank Brogan as president of Florida Atlantic University, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SCHOOL VOUCHERS: Florida lawmakers look into expanding the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program even as the state's public school budget struggles, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa teachers will try to stop their school board from imposing a contract without raises, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.