ICYMI - SANSOM QUITS AS SPEAKER: Florida House speaker Ray Sansom steps down over his ties to Northwest Florida State College. (Photo from Associated Press)
FEWER SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES: Tampa-area technology businesses have less to offer teachers who often seek inspiration through summer internships.
SEEKING STABILITY: Moon Lake Elementary in Pasco hopes to have a principal who will stay awhile in Elise Landahl. Centennial Elementary in Pasco also gets a new leader.
A VOUCHER PROBLEM: The state accuses a Miami private school of voucher fraud, the Miami Herald reports.
BOARD CLASH: Martin board members, their new superintendent and the teachers union feud over negotiations, the Stuart News reports.
JURY REJECTS TEACHER SUIT: Jurors side with the Palm Beach district over a former teacher's accusations that it was negligent in not warning her about a potentially violent student who attacked her, the Palm Beach Post reports.
THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR: Teacher groups are mounting opposition to California's plan to let school districts be more flexible in their implementation of the state's class-size reduction law, the LA Times reports.
STIMULUS NEWS: The federal spending package could help save teacher jobs and spur school construction projects, the Orlando Sentinel reports. That's if Florida hasn't done in its chance to get some cash by cutting its education budget too much, the Tallahassee Democrat editorializes.
GOOD NEWS FOR FAMU: The state gives once-troubled Florida A&M a clean financial audit report for the second straight year, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Alexander Flores, a sixth grader at Cambridge Christian School in central Tampa, who talks about attending the Obama inauguration.