OLD SCHOOL, NEW HOUSING: Pinellas officials consider converting the former Euclid Elementary, northwest of downtown St. Petersburg, into affordable housing for teachers. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
TIME TO CONTINUE CUTTING: Pasco leaders get word that the state will withhold $9.1-million from its funding.
AUCTION TIME: St. Petersburg College will put donated artwork up for sale to raise money for a planned natural wildlife habitat and environmental center.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Aquaponic garden grows at Spring Hill school (Westside Elementary); Swiftmud awards 12 minigrants to Hernando schools; Wider Horizon's Biography Fair puts students in someone else's shoes; School's festival uses literature as a lure (Seven Springs Middle); Volcanoes dot the Quail Hollow landscape
STILL COUNTING: Most school board races are settled. But not in Indian River, where the candidates -- separated by a mere 106 votes -- face a manual recount, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
STANDARDS SQUABBLE: As money grows tight, some leaders of accredited public and private universities contend that for-profit colleges shouldn't share in state support, the Florida Times-Union reports.
VIRTUALLY RIDICULOUS: Florida's new law allowing kindergarteners to attend school without entering a classroom makes no sense to Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino.
ANOTHER REJECTION: Mavericks in Education, a new charter school firm trying to set up shop in Florida, gets turned down in Broward, the Sun-Sentinel reports. (Hernando also has rejected the group's application, and Pasco is set to do so next week.)
MORE CUTS: Miami-Dade faces $122-million in additional budget reductions, the Miami Herald reports.
MAKING SENSE: Miami-Dade pilots a program designed to help students who are still learning English understand science -- they teach them in both English and the kids' native tongue, the Miami Herald reports.
NOT GONNA HAPPEN: Sarasota rejects a move away from high school block scheduling, calling the idea a step backward, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Teach For America volunteers already see they've made an impact in the program's first year in Duval schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.