Florida education news: USF split, Mandarin Chinese lessons, student loans and more
HEART HEALTHY: Hillsborough Bryant Elementary principal Karen Bass wins the American Heart Association principal of the year award. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)
POINTING FINGERS: A Pasco teacher who faces firing makes allegations against principal Maria Swanson that sets an investigation in motion.
COVER UP: Some Lake school district leaders say cheerleader uniforms are too skimpy to meet dress code, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LEARNING CHINESE: A growing number of schools in Florida and the rest of the country are adding Mandarin to their curriculum, Xinhua reports.
A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT: The number of Floridians defaulting on their student loans is skyrocketing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Duval teachers no longer face furloughs as the district discovers money to cover the costs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GOING DOWN: Daytona State College struggles to make ends meet as enrollment shrinks more than expected, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
HANDS OFF: Hundreds of supporters urge the Marion School Board to keep their elementary school open, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
"BETTER THAN TEXAS": Florida university leaders will prepare their own accountability plan rather than wait for state officials to impose a Texas model, the Orlando Sentinel reports.