ADJUNCTS NEED TO FIGHT BACK: Part-time profs at colleges and universities increasingly are being fired over things they say in the classroom, and that must not be tolerated, columnist Bill Maxwell writes.
OVERCOMING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER: Lee schools adopt a new ESOL program that makes it harder to get in and harder to get out, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STRETCHED THIN: Treasure Coast parents struggle to provide the extra supplies that schools request, as the economy hits both the school system and the parents, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
EXAMINING DRESS CODES: In St. Lucie, school leaders say strict dress policies help with discipline and school spirit. But some parents question the need, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
STILL CONTROVERSIAL: Even as Escambia schools pass out MAP bonuses, many teachers and administrators denounce the performance pay plan as divisive, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
PUNISHED FOR SPEAKING SPANISH: A state agency upholds a Lake teacher's complaint that she was demoted after being told to speak English only in school - even on her lunch break, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DON'T TASE ME, BRO: Florida Atlantic University campus cops add tasers to their list of available weapons, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SIX QUESTIONS: The finalists for Manatee superintendent responded to six questions about leadership, testing, finances and the like. The Bradenton Herald publishes their answers.
RELUCTANT TO TAKE A STAND: Higher ed leaders in northeast Florida are not taking sides in the Amendment 8 debate, the Florida Times-Union reports.