Florida education news: Back to school, extended days, food trucks and more
BACK TO SCHOOL: Tampa area students prepare to return to classes in less than three weeks. See the Times back-to-school section for all sorts of information.
LONGER DAYS: Students attending Florida elementary schools with the lowest FCAT reading performance face an extra hour of instruction daily, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SETTING VALUES: The Manatee School Board discusses its values and mission during a training session, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SUSPENDED: Two top Manatee administrators were placed on leave Monday amid a continuing investigation into groping allegations at Manatee High, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.
JUST RIGHT: The Duval School Board and superintendent reach consensus on academic achievement goals for the coming year, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SECURITY: Walton officials prepare to keep deputies in all schools, although some funding questions remain, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH: Specialty food trucks will make appearances at some Miami-Dade schools, the Miami Herald reports.
SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE: Miami Edison Senior High plans to expand its successful dual-language immersion program for Creole speakers, the Miami Herald reports.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: The Lee district seeks ways to get parents more active in their kids' schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
WRONG VOTE? Florida university trustees that supported tuition or fee increases find themselves non-reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott when their terms come due, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.