Florida education news: Teacher tenure, school taxes, refugees and more
LAWSUIT COMING: The family of a girl killed while running to her bus stop signals its intent to sue the Pinellas school system, which is looking into the way it designs bus routes.
WISH LIST: The Florida Council of 100 calls for changes in teacher tenure, Bright Futures scholarships and several other aspects of public education.
HELP WANTED: Collier looks for community members to work on making its strategic plan a reality, the Naples Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: A federal mediator brokers a contract deal for Clay teachers, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TOUGH TO TAX: Opposition mounts for a new property tax that would support school spending in Sarasota, the Herald-Tribune reports.
ALL GONE: Three educators recruited to help run Palm Beach's now-dismantled curriculum overhaul have resigned, the Palm Beach Post reports.
COMPROMISE: Marion doesn't change new school zones but will let parents keep their kids in their current schools so long as they provide transportation, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
GETTING READY: Miami-Dade and Broward schools prepare for an influx of Haitian earthquake refugees, the Miami Herald reports.
EXTRA ASSISTANCE: Bay teachers and counselors get training on how to better help children struggling with their parents being deployed in the military, the Panama City News Herald reports.