Florida education news: Religion, construction, home schooling and more
RELIGION IN SCHOOLS: Idlewild Baptist Church's participation in Hillsborough public school activities raises questions about its influence and proper role.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: Pinellas district officials consider borrowing money for projects for the first time in a decade.
SCHOOL BOARDS: North Florida leaders react negatively to a proposal that would allow school districts to split up, the Panama City News Herald reports. * Three Duval board members send superintendent Nikolai Vitti a letter calling him disrespectful, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HOME SCHOOLING: Home school families and Santa Rosa district officials spar over data collection issues, One News Now reports.
BURNED OUT: Some Lake County teachers say they resigned because of the overwhelming work load and lack of administrator support, the Daily Commercial reports.
DESEGREGATION: The Indian River district says it will cooperate with any investigation into claims it violated a 1967 desegregation order, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.
CONSULTANTS: Palm Beach superintendent Robert Avossa seeks to hire his old boss as an "executive coach," the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Volusia teachers balk at a proposal to pay more for insurance in order to get raises, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ADVANCED EDUCATION: International Baccalaureate gains attention in middle and elementary schools, State Impact Florida reports.
SPECIAL NEEDS: The Tallahassee Democrat profiles students who attend Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.