WATCHING OBAMA: Hey parents. Don't keep your kids home just so they can see the inauguration. Schools all around the Tampa area plan to show the historic swearing in and teach about it. (Getty Image from New York Magazine)
NO PROOF: Pinellas clears the Largo Middle principal who was accused of harassing a teacher who committed suicide.
ON THE RISE: Pasco explores whether to increase cafeteria meal prices.
IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE EMPTY: A charter firm shows interest in moving into two of the schools Pinellas plans to close.
ALL ABOUT SEX: Two Florida lawmakers file dueling bills about sex education that just about everyone agrees won't go far during a session to be dominated with funding issues, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MIXED AUDIT FOR FAMU: A new state review shows Florida A&M making progress in its finances, but with room for improvement, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
HUNDREDS PROTEST: Broward teachers remain dissatisfied with their lack of raises, the Miami Herald reports.
CUTS FOR NATIONAL BOARD: Fewer Duval teachers apply for National Board certification as the state cuts its financial support, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO RUSH: Unlike other Florida community colleges, St. Johns River Community College is taking its time to explore the pros and cons of becoming a state college, the Florida Times-Union reports.
DON'T FORGET THE BACKGROUND CHECK: A Palm Beach charter school fails to look into a volunteer's background, resulting in his banishment for a 17-year-old cocaine conviction, the Palm Beach Post reports.
MORE POLITICIANS? Collier's board looks into whether it wants to add two more members, the Naples Daily News reports.
CIVILITY RETURNS: Miami-Dade board meetings are less tumultuous since the departure of Rudy Crew as superintendent, the Miami Herald reports.
BUDGET ROUNDUP: Brevard prepares to cut $10-million more, Florida Today reports. Florida schools might benefit from the federal stimulus package, the Herald-Tribune reports. UF gets ready for a $75-million hit, the Gainesville Sun reports.