Florida education news: Teacher workload, teachers with guns, online classes and more
COMMON GROUND: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning meets with teacher union leaders to see if they can eliminate some of the workload burden that elementary teachers filed a grievance over.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY: UF president Bernie Machen explains his decision to un-retire in an op-ed piece exclusively for the Tampa Bay Times.
ARM THE TEACHERS? Collier and Lee experts debate whether school teachers should carry weapons in class, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • Marion County principals say they'd welcome armed officers on campus if money were available, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
FLEXIBILITY: Florida Gulf Coast University students — even those living on campus — gravitate toward online classes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: More than 300 adults volunteer as mentors in Citrus County schools, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
INCOMPLETE: Monroe School Board members say they're pleased with their new appointed superintendent — their first ever — but that it's too early to rate his performance, the Keynoter reports. The superintendent gives himself a B+, the Keynoter reports.
REASSIGNED: Most students of an abruptly shuttered Flagler charter school have found new places to attend, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
STUDY IT: The Volusia school district calls on state lawmakers to review the state's education funding formula, particularly the district cost differential, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.