Florida education news: Bonuses, diplomas, school closings and more
OPEN SEAT: Carol Kurdell's decision to not seek another term on the Hillsborough School Board paves the way for a wide open field of candidates.
GRADUATION: The Bay school district offers a new alternative diploma program for struggling seniors, the Panama City News Herald reports.
PRIVATE SCHOOLING: A new school for Orthodox Jewish girls will open in Boca Raton, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Lee teachers offer strong support of their newly negotiated contract, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
OMNIBUS LEGISLATION: Politico Florida summarizes the content of an education "train" bill working its way through the Legislature.
LAST GASP: The Manatee school district prepares to close an under-used, aging elementary school, the Herald-Tribune reports.