ONE SIZE FITS ALL: Even as they backtrack on a student uniform policy, Hernando administrators propose a dress code for teachers. (This proved a serious stumble in Pasco, folks. Wait for the fallout.)
COMPLAINTS LESSEN: Hillsborough slowly comes to grips with its busing problems.
PAY THEM: Pasco's employee union and administration come to terms on recently discovered over- and underpayments of 43 workers.
FILLED UP: USF-St. Petersburg's residence hall has no vacancies for the first time ever, perhaps signaling success of its effort to gain acceptance as more than a commuter school.
IT'S A RAINY DAY NOW: USF-Tampa decides to use its reserves to give faculty and staff raises. (Just remember, it's a one-time source of funding for a continuing expense. No telling when the account will be replenished.)
HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR SUMMER? Some Pasco students and a teacher talk about their vacations.
REVIVED: Pinellas' oldest Catholic school gets a makeover.
PINELLAS NEEDS A CHANGE: And voters can deliver it during Tuesday's School Board election, the Times editorializes.
LEAVING IN DROVES: Florida families are pulling their kids out of pricey private schools in favor of the free public ones, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EVERYONE PLAY NICE: Collier board members are trying to improve their working relationship, which has been a hurdle to district accreditation, the Naples Daily News reports.
NOT ENOUGH AID: Indian River State College sees a spike in enrollment at the same time grants and other financial assistance are down, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
AROUND THE NATION: New York struggles to meet the goals of its universal prekindergarten program, the NY Times reports. People who take the Graduate Management Admission Test will have to submit to a palm scan to prove they are who they claim to be, the Arizona Republic reports. Some Texas schools will have chronic truants wear GPS bracelets to keep track of them, the AP reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Mark Thimmig, CEO of Mavericks in Education, a new charter school management firm that wants to open schools in 10 Florida counties next fall.