THE POLICE WILL STAY: After months of uncertainty, leaders from the City of Clearwater and the Pinellas school district reach an agreement to keep deputies in the schools within the city.
BAIT AND SWITCH? Nature Coast High in Brooksville offers comprehensive education with a vocational emphasis. But some Hernando school and business leaders are debating if it's the technical and career education center they thought they voted for with a sales tax referendum. (Times photo, Ron Thompson)
DENIED: The Pinellas district's efforts to expand its magnet school program into Clearwater fails, as the district doesn't win a federal grant to support the idea.
BUY THOSE BONDS: School districts may continue to issue certificates of participation without voter approval, as the Florida Supreme Court revises its opinion on government bonding.
MAJOR OVERHAUL: The Pasco School Board begins a complete revision of its policies this week, hoping to make its rules more clear and consistent.
WHAT HAPPENED? A Palm Beach high school teacher remained on the job while being investigated for having inappropriate relations with students. Now the superintendent is calling for a review of how the district handled the case, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
KIDS CABINET: Florida's Children and Youth Cabinet had its inaugural meeting Monday, where members talked about a variety of issues including zero-tolerance policies at schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
NO MAP? NO PROBLEM: It won't matter much if the state cuts the $147-million teacher performance pay program. Only about a third of Florida districts have joined it, anyway, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING: Students as young as 6 are working on engineering and building projects - they use things like Legos, of course - as schools try to motivate them in the field, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
MAKING GAINS: Florida A&M officials tell lawmakers that they're moving ahead in repairing the school's finances and programs, but the lawmakers remain skeptical, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.