Florida education news: teacher of the year, prepaid college tuition, angry parents and more
TOP TEACHER: Lisa Fagan-Brown, a library specialist at Sanderlin Elementary IB World School, is named Pinellas Teacher of the Year. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
NOT THEIR TIME: Two Hernando school insiders don't fret the School Board's decision to pick an outsider to lead the district.
SOMEWHERE TO GO: Trapnell Elementary students head to classes in a high school 10 miles away as Hillsborough deals with a sink hole on their Plant City campus.
THE RIGHT DECISION: It's about time Cathi Martin decided to step away from the Pasco School Board, the Times editorializes.
WANT TO BE A SUPERINTENDENT? Polk superintendent Gail McKinzie announces her retirement, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
ON THE MONEY: Florida's business leaders were spot-on in criticizing the state's education system, but they forgot to outline a plan to pay for all the reforms they recommend, Daytona Beach News-Journal columnist Pamela Hasterok writes.
WORTH IT? The Sun-Sentinel explores the pros and cons of buying into Florida's prepaid college programs.
BREAKING UP: Florida Atlantic wants to go its own way with its medical program, which has been affiliated with the University of Miami, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STAFF CUTS COMING? Indian River officials say they might need to reduce positions if the district sees another budget cut, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
WATCH YOUR BACK: Angry Palm Beach parents warn their School Board and superintendent that they're coming after their jobs, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NO NEW HOUSING: Daytona State College is backing off plans to provide student housing, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
PAY UP: Tallahassee Community College raises tuition to protect programs, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.