Florida education news: Cars, valedictorians, gifted courses and more
FREE RIDE: Two Gaither High graduates win a free car in a drawing for Hillsborough recent seniors who didn't miss a day of school in their final semester.
SOME HONOR: The Hernando School Board is right to overturn its decision ending valedictorian recognitions, the Times editorializes.
REALLY GIFTED: Miami-Dade schools see an unusual rise in the rate of students being assigned to gifted courses, the Miami Herald reports. Many parents pay for the designation, the Herald reports.
INFLUENCE: As Florida's charter school presence grows, some leaders question the role of large charter companies, the St. Augustine Record reports.
TUMULT: The Manatee school district ends a year of chaos and overhaul, the Bradenton Herald reports.
OUTTA HERE: Duval schools see half of their young teachers leave within five years, the Florida Times-Union reports.
UNHAPPY: A University of Florida climate survey indicates faculty are frustrated with many working conditions, the Gainesville Sun reports.
EXTRA SERVICES: Duval schools look to expand programs for over-age students, the Florida Times-Union reports.