Florida education news: Teaching tolerance, teacher pensions, military academy and more
TEACHING TOLERANCE: The Hillsborough School Board has the opportunity to demonstrate that education trumps fear as it discusses its speaker policy, columnist Sue Carlton writes. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
UNDECIDED: Gov. Rick Scott has not made up his mind whether to approve independence for USF Polytechnic. Scott also must decide how to deal with a bill that would reduce state contributions to public employee pension plans.
KEEPING UP WITH TEACHER: The Pensacola News-Journal looks at ways for parents to have a positive and beneficial relationship with their child's third-grade teacher.
ATTENTION! Broward is set to get its first public military academy, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GAME ON: The Duval School Board will challenge the State Board of Education over an online charter school application, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach Classroom Teachers Association is in turmoil after the surprise dismissal of its executive director, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STORMWATER SPAT: The City of Ocala and the Marion school board battle in court over whether the district can use the city's stormwater runoff system without paying fees, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SCHOOL PRAYER: Alachua officials and religious leaders worry about how the county might implement the state's new "inspirational messages" law, the Gainesville Sun reports.
KEEPING UP: University of Florida trustees ponder ways to deal with shrinking revenue as students protest possible tuition increases, the Gainesville Sun reports.