Florida education news: USF Poly leader ouster, lottery funds, school recognition and more
UPGRADE TIME: The Pasco School Board approves an $8.8 million contract to overhaul its aging business computer system.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Students in the Moore-Mickens Education Center's job skills courses prepare hand-made holiday cards as orders jump.
EDUCATION GAMBLE: Gov. Rick Scott wants to increase lottery ticket sales and to put the money into public schools, the AP reports.
REWRITTEN: Attorney General Pam Bondi submits a revised ballot summary for Amendment 7 that appears to cure its defects, the AP reports.
CIVICS LESSON: Some Volusia high school students enter a pilot civics program that aims to become a state model, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TOO GRINCHY: The state should pay out school recognition funds to elementary and middle schools without waiting for high school grades, the Fort Myers News-Press editorializes.
LABOR NEWS: The Broward Teachers Union has not explained how it will pay the severance package of ousted leader Pat Santeramo, the Sun-Sentinel reports.