TENSE TIMES: Hillsborough School Board members Jennifer Faliero (left) and April Griffin (right) go at it again, this time during a debate about travel expenses.
BUS TIMES: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen calls for new start times for middle and high schools to save transportation costs.
CROWDED TIMES: Pasco agrees to buy 20 acres so it can build an elementary school in Odessa, where three-year-old Oakstead Elementary has 22 portables out back.
FINDING FINANCIAL AID: As high school seniors prepare for college, Pasco career specialist Michelle Chamberlain offers advice on where to find scholarships and grants.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Their assignment: Weed, water and study the garden (Hernando Explorer K-8); K-kids take environmental responsibility seriously (Hernando Floyd K-8); Fox Chapel teacher adds compassion to the curriculum (Hernando Fox Chapel Middle); Teaching aid comes with a collar (Pasco Oakstead Elementary); Renaissance fair was centuries in the making (Pasco Gulf High)
RAISES FOR FGCU: Florida Gulf Coast University faculty will get 1 percent plus a $1,000 bonus, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FIGHTING WITH IMAGINE: The Alachua School Board isn't thrilled with Imagine charter schools coming to town, but eventually relents, the Gainesville Sun reports.
NEW DEAL: USF and Manatee Community College will hash out a new agreement regarding students' transitions, now that MCC plans to offer more four-year degrees, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MORE TAKERS: A Pensacola-area high school sees more students in the cafeteria line after opening a new cafeteria, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Quite a bit when your high school is named after an early leader of the KKK, the Florida Times-Union reports.
AROUND THE NATION: A growing number of districts turn to performance pay for teachers, USA Today reports. Some parents choose to home-school their children simply to avoid forcing their kids to get state-mandated vaccinations, USA Today reports.