Florida education news: Virtual schooling, arrested principals, corporate sponsors and more
CLASSROOMS WITHOUT TEACHERS: Thousands of Miami-Dade students end up taking classes in virtual learning labs as the school district aims to meet class size restrictions, the NY Times reports. (NY Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
A WHOLE LOTTO MONEY: The majority of Florida's lottery profits goes to Bright Futures scholarships and not to K-12 education as originally promised, the Stuart News reports.
SOME LEADERSHIP: Broward reassigns two popular school principals after their unrelated arrests (one on drug charges, the other on accusation of domestic abuse), the Sun-Sentinel reports.
THIS SCHOOL SPONSORED BY ... The Orange school district begins seeking corporate sponsors to offset expected budget shortfalls, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SETTING CRITERIA: The Monroe School Board discusses the qualities it would like to have a for a superintendent in preparation to hire one for the first time ever, the Keynoter reports.
MORE HELP: Marion expands its Early Head Start programs for needy families, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
DON'T LET THE FISH FREEZE: A Polk middle school gives students hands-on aquaculture lessons, the Lakeland Ledger reports.