Florida education news: Zoo school, civics lessons, nursing school and more
ZOO SCHOOL: Lowry Park Zoo is the nation's only zoo to have an accredited school. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace)
ANOTHER SRO ATTACK: A third Pasco County high school student in a month is arrested for assaulting a school resource officer.
UNKNOWN LOAN: Pinellas officials are just finding out about a multimillion-dollar loan that former superintendent Clayton Wilcox made to the education foundation — and they're not happy.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Westside Elementary students spin yarns at monthly Authors' Tea • Central High student Cassandra Rivera has a dress for every occasion • Students with learning disabilities, ADD overcome obstacles in one-room school
CIVICS LESSONS: All Florida seventh-graders are supposed to get a semester of civics, but many schools are waiting for a new textbook adoption before launching the class, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LOTS OF OT: Broward spends more than $1 million on overtime for employees who hold second jobs in the district, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS, PLEASE: Brevard parents say they want to keep their kids in schools close to home as the district considers major rezoning ease crowding, Florida Today reports. Racial diversity didn't rank high in the survey.
TURNED AWAY: About half of the qualified applicants for Florida's nursing programs were turned down this fall because the state lacks training sites and staff, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.