Florida education news: Virtual mountain climbing, School Board ethics, parental involvement and more
GET MOVING: A Hernando elementary school gets students physically active and teaches them all about mountain climbing as part of a fundraiser. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
CLEANING HOUSE: Pasco-Hernando Community College fires three administrators in its law academy for their handling of an instructor who took a sexually explicit video of a student.
SMART MOVE: The Pasco School Board was wise to put maintenance needs at schools ahead of a new administration building in the district's capital five-year plan, the Times editorializes.
TIME FOR REVIEW: Broward names three heavy hitters to pore over the School Board's ethics policies and practices, the Sun-Sentinel reports. An insurer's ties to member Stephanie Kraft is getting attention first, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FED UP: Manatee parents upset with the state's school funding efforts have joined forces with an Orlando-based group pushing to reform the system, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SMITH SPEAKS: Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith talks about parental involvement, education funding, class size and other issues with the Miami Herald.
A NORMAL WEEKEND: Lee school officials are trying to stress normal behavior for kids as they embark upon a four-day weekend that includes trick or treating, the Naples Daily News reports.
BECOMING BETTER PEOPLE: Students and teachers at a Duval high school participate in two days of trust building and teamwork to confront bullying, prejudice and related matters, the Florida Times-Union reports.
REPLACING BROGAN: Florida Atlantic University seeks community input as it looks for a new president, the Stuart News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Charlotte heads to mediation as it cannot reach agreement with employee unions over health benefits, the Herald-Tribune reports.