GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER: A review team warns the Collier School Board that, to receive full accreditation, it must quit interfering with the administration and improve its governance overall, the Naples Daily News reports.
WHAT'S THE THEME? A Lee elementary school boosts parental involvement by making participation more fun. A key idea has been giving PTO meetings television show themes, the Naples Daily News reports.
'NOT NICE': A group of Orlando students attending the Hi-Tech Learning Center for disadvantaged black youths gets a lesson in the true meaning of the "n-word," the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FINALLY: Manatee teachers and administrators finally make their way to the bargaining table after weeks of disagreement kept them apart, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CHARTER CONCERNS: Flagler district officials worry that a new Imagine charter school won't be ready to open in four weeks, seeing as its building isn't complete and it hasn't hired teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ATTENDING, VIRTUALLY: The number of students taking online classes at UCF is on the rise, Florida Today reports.
BUDGET ROUNDUP: Broward unveils a budget that includes teacher step increases but fewer teaching positions, less middle school sports and reduced student busing, the Miami Herald reports. Polk plans to cut field trips, consultants and yes, even high school football to make ends meet, the Lakeland Ledger reports. The Martin School Board delays its first budget hearing after determining the state set the district's tax rate too low, potentially shorting the district of $800,000, the Stuart News reports.