STATE CUT TAKES ITS TOLL: This year, Pasco schools celebrate 34 new National Board certified teachers. With the state support for applications gone, though, Pasco's applicant pool for next year is down to four.
A LITTLE HELP: The Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition provides $127,000 in grants to help child-care providers improve their curriculum.
JUST SIGN HERE: Collier will allow academically ineligible high schoolers to continue playing sports if they sign a contract promising to improve their grades, the Naples Daily News reports.
THE CLOSER, THE BETTER: Palm Beach agrees to give priority admission to its magnet schools to students who live closest, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ARE THEY SAFE? Twenty percent of Georgia schools have yet to submit security plans to the state nearly a decade after they were required, the Florida Times-Union reports.
UF ENDOWMENT ERODES: UF's portfolio lost $104-million in the past quarter, threatening scholarships, research and academic programs, the Palm Beach Post reports.
AROUND THE NATION: Dallas won't renew its superintendent's contract amid major financial crisis, the Dallas Morning News reports. Los Angeles officials delay in naming a new superintendent for the country's second-largest school district, the Los Angeles Times reports. A Maryland district cancels BusRadio amid parent complaints, the Washington Post reports.