Florida education news: Teacher work load, Muslim holidays, racial problems and more
GRADE A: Tampa area high school culinary arts programs compare favorably with local restaurants, Times food critic Laura Reiley writes. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)
OVERWHELMED: Pasco elementary school teachers make the case for a reduced workload in a grievance hearing with the superintendent.
IN THE PAST: Officials say Dunedin Highland Middle School's student discipline problems are well decreased from past years' problems.
SUED: A Riverview family blames the Hillsborough school district for the death of their daughter after a school bus ride.
PAY UP: The Romney campaign gets a bill for $34,000 from its rally at Land O'Lakes High School.
HOT TOPIC: Screaming ensues over whether the Broward school district should close for two Muslim holidays, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TALKING POINTS: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund seeks resident input on what education issues are most important, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OUTTA HERE: The man named interim president of State College of Florida quits, criticizing trustees and their plans to change the school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
PROTEST: Students and parents of a Palm Beach high school protest a decision to kick nine students who do not attend the school out of the marching band, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TOO MUCH INFORMATION? Some Volusia parents complain that the school district is campaigning for, rather than informing about, its tax referendum, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CAN'T THEY JUST GET ALONG? University of Florida students say their campus has race problems, the Gainesville Sun reports.