SO ENROLLMENT IS FLAT: Hillsborough will open four new schools in the eastern part of the county next fall to relieve crowding and prepare itself for future anticipated growth.
IMPROVING ISLAMIC RELATIONS: Tampa Prep welcomes educators from Indonesia as part of a State Department effort to promote understanding and collaboration between the United States and the Muslim world. (Times photo, Gen Yamaguchi)
'DUBIOUS STATISTICAL ACHIEVEMENTS': Pasco's elections, including the superintendent race, are filled with "campaign bunk" that voters must sort through while making their choices, the Times editorializes
SELLING THE REFERENDUM: Collier district officials tell the public that art and sports could be among the first things to go if voters don't support a referendum to shift taxes from capital projects to general operations, the Naples Daily News reports.
STILL THE CHEAPEST: Tuition increases continue to outpace inflation nationwide, but the price to attend Florida's public institutions remains the lowest in the country, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW: Five Broward high schools compete for the chance to have one of their lawmakers sponsor a bill that students write, the Miami Herald reports.
UP ON THE ROOF: The principal of Kathleen High in Polk is spending a week on the school roof to thank students for turning the school around, Fox 13 reports.
NO CONFIDENCE: Broward teachers express their lack of support in superintendent Jim Notter's handling of contract negotiations, the Miami Herald reports
UNEXPECTED SUCCESS: A sixth-grade intervention program works so well that it's expanding into more Duval schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.