Florida education news: Teaching jobs, TV ads, federal funds and more
LEGO ROBOTS: Some Tampa middle school students spend their summer learning robotics. (Times photo, Edmund Fountain)
ON THE AIR: Pasco school leaders hope new television public service announcements might lure back some students.
GUNMAN ON CAMPUS (NOT): USF locks down when a call comes that there's a gunman on the Tampa campus. Good news. They didn't find anything.
CUTTING BUSING: Indian River tries to squeeze some money out of its transportation system, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
FINGERS CROSSED: USF-Sarasota-Manatee officials hope to land federal funds that would help expand the school's nursing program, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SUE YOU: FSU sues the NCAA over an ongoing academic cheating scandal, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
JOBS IN BROWARD: Having fired dozens of teachers for certification problems, Broward is now looking for qualified educators to fill the slots, the Miami Herald reports.
SHARING THE PAIN: Broward superintendent Jim Notter gives back $26,000 in benefits, the Miami Herald reports.
RACING TO THE TOP: Florida appears well positioned to collect some of the Obama administration's newest education grant, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BUILDING BUSINESSES: UF gets millions to start up a business incubator, the Gainesville Sun reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with incoming Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan.