FOUR TO GO: The candidates for Pinellas superintendent come to town this week to meet with the School Board and the public. Here's some information about them and the search.
THE RACES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE NONPARTISAN: But in Hernando, the political parties make their presence felt in the campaign for School Board District 4.
NO LEADERSHIP: Florida's economy, already projected to fall $1.6-billion below where it started, requires leaders to make tough decisions about spending for schools, universities and more. Yet the state's lawmakers and governor don't step up, the Times editorializes.
EVOLUTION ON THE FRONT LINES: The NY Times profiles a north Florida science teacher who tries to instruct his students about the the evolution of species amid folks who believe "God did it."
A NOBLE EXPERIMENT: Collier's new initiatives to keep more teens in high school should help the entire community if implemented correctly, the Naples Daily News editorializes.
MAKE SCHOOLS A PRIORITY: Florida elected leaders talk a good game about improving public education, but they betray the goal by shorting the schools budget, Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz writes. Some lawmakers are now talking about increasing taxes for education, the Gainesville Sun reports.
RIDE A BIKE: The University of Miami bans cars for all freshmen who live on campus, the Miami Herald reports. It's part of the school's "Green U" program.
WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE? The Palm Beach school district turns to an online payment plan for yearbooks, after-care and more in an effort to keep cash from disappearing from school coffers, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE? The Santa Rosa school district installs GPS systems and video cameras in its school buses to keep better track of the kids, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.