Florida education news: Walking to school, interim superintendents, Amendment 8 and more
KEEP OUT: The Brookridge subdivision in Hernando County shuts its gates on students walking to and from school.
COPING: Counselors help students at McMullen Booth Elementary deal with the sudden, brutal death of a schoolmate.
BETTER: Interim Pinellas superintendent John Stewart improved the school district in his short tenure, the Times editorializes.
QUICK SWITCH: The Manatee School Board chooses a different new interim superintendent in the aftermath of Tim McGonegal's abrupt resignation, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.
HEATING UP: The bishop of the Orlando diocese urges Catholics to support Amendment 8, which critics have said will open the door to religious school vouchers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NEW TRENDS: Broward schools see growth in areas that had been shrinking, and declines in previously booming areas, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SAT SCORES: Florida students see slight improvement in their SAT results, but continue to lag nationally, the Miami Herald reports.
STILL FIGHTING: Lee School Board members do battle over their views of the superintendent and his handling of district busing problems, the Naples Daily News reports.
TAX PLAN: Brevard school leaders ask voters to consider a tax referendum for capital projects needs, Florida Today reports.
LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers reject the district's salary proposal, the Palm Beach Post reports.
WITHDRAWN: Two controversial charter applications for St. Johns County are pulled before the School Board can consider them, the St. Augustine Record reports.