INFLUENTIAL, ATYPICAL: State Rep. Daryl Rouson, a voucher-supporting Democrat, is anything but your usual Florida politician. (Times photo, Martha Rial)
KEEPING KIDS SAFE: Schools along the Treasure Coast are taking campus safety seriously with increased security measures, the Scripps-Howard chain reports with a series of stories. Click on the links for stories about the St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River districts.
NOT RELIGION ALL THE TIME: Ave Maria University may be a Catholic institution, but that doesn't mean that everything that happens there is religious, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BRING BACK THE TEST: Some Floridians are dissatisfied with the state's ending a program to test high school student athletes for steroids, the Miami Herald reports.
SUPER PAY: Many of Florida's appointed superintendents make a lot more than the governor, but some contend they're underpaid for the job they do, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHO IS THIS CARVALHO, ANYWAY? He's a shrewd insider who's going to need his skills and knowledge to run the fractious Miami-Dade school district, the Miami Herald reports.
FIGHTING TO THE END: Outgoing Lake superintendent Anna Cowin again tries to demote an assistant superintendent whom the board has wanted to remain, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HARD TO DEFINE: Leon schools work on an anti-bullying policy, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
TIMES ARE TOUGH: A growing number of students in Escambia and Santa Rosa schools apply for free and reduced-price meals, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
BE SATISFIED WITH A GOOD GRADE: School districts around the nation are giving up candy as rewards for good performance, the Washington Post reports.