Florida education news: Budget cuts, school zones, testing and more
BUDGET CUTTING: A new consultant's report recommends $50 million in annual savings for Hillsborough schools.
RACE RELATIONS: A retired Hillsborough teacher who has alleged discrimination against minorities in schools says little improvement has occured.
DIVISIONS: An effort to rezone west Pasco schools reveals rifts in the community.
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: A Manatee School Board candidate claims her opponent misleads voters about his teaching credentials, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TESTING: The Lake School Board calls upon lawmakers to replace state tests with nationally normed ones, the Daily Commercial reports.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Brevard schools will resume classes after taking time off for Hurricane Matthew, Florida Today reports. * St. Johns schools also are recovering from the storm, although Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has struggles, the St. Augustine Record reports.
SECURITY: A Broward teen is arrested for bringing a gun to his former high school, the Miami Herald reports.
FLORIDA MODEL: A New York attorney looks to Florida law in fighting a case to let private school student-athletes transfer play sports immediately after transferring schools, the Albany Times-Union reports.
DIGITAL CLASSROOMS: Bay schools increasingly rely upon technology in lessons, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SCHOOL CHOICE: The Lee school district refines its school assignment process to make it easier for families, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Monroe school district and teachers union reach a tentative contract agreement with raises, the Keynoter reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Sarasota parents and residents can meet finalists for superintendent before the School Board chooses, the Herald-Tribune reports.