Florida education news: Teacher of the Year, reading, bullying and more
LEADERSHIP: Marine scientist Bill Hogarth is named interim chancellor at USF-St. Petersburg. • A University of Florida trustee says finding a replacement for retiring president Bernie Machen won't be easy. • Civil rights leaders urge Florida A&M officials to consider applicants of all races when picking the school's new president, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TOP TEACHER: Miami-Dade special education teacher Alexandre Lopes is named Florida 2013 teacher of the year, the Miami Herald reports.
BAILED OUT: A judge approves the money to be used to get former Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo out of jail, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WELCOME BACK: Coral Gables High students celebrate the return of a teacher who had been "surplused" from his position, the Miami Herald reports.
TRAFFIC TROUBLE: Parents near an Indian River elementary school can't be satisfied with plans for a new bus loop and pickup line, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
SMALLER: Manatee's summer reading program shrinks because of state rules, concerning some teachers who say other students could benefit, the Bradenton Herald reports.
UNDERREPORTED: Flagler and Volusia schools report few instances of campus bullying, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
STEPPING DOWN: Two Polk principals announce their departures the day after their schools receive D grades from the state, the Ledger reports.
BE PREPARED: Some Gainesville Girl Scouts attend a program easing the transition into middle school, the Gainesville Sun reports.