MAGNET MUDDLE: What the point of magnet schools? And who are they supposed to serve? The Hernando School Board is debating the issue, amid a controversy over the district's magnet admission policy.
GOOD ON YA: The Naples business community is cheering the Collier School Board's decision to investigate itself over whether it violated the Sunshine Law in its move to fire superintendent Ray Baker, the Naples Daily News reports.
PREPARING FOR THE PLUNGE: Clay County gives its new teachers a crash course in classroom management as the first day of classes approaches, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CARE COSTS CLIMB: Volusia parents who use the school district's after-school programs will have to pay more as officials look to make up lost revenue, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ASK A STUDENT: Want to know how to fix a troubled school? Let the kids tell you. They're the ones who go there daily and have to live with the fixes. Read this LA Times story to see what 15 Los Angeles teens recommend for their schools.
JUST FORGET IT: Rather than recognize Gay and Lesbian History Month, the Philadelphia school district dumps recognition of Black History, Hispanic Heritage and all the other months and weeks, too, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with brand new teacher Melissa Fairbanks, who starts Monday at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Wesley Chapel.