Florida education news: Choices, charters, changes and more
CHOICES: Two closed Pinellas elementary schools are targeted to reopen as STEM magnets.
CHARTERS: Hillsborough district officials remain unconvinced of a charter school proposal for MacDill Air Force Base.
SECURITY: The ACLU speaks out against a plan to increase the number of resource officers in Hillsborough schools. • A state lawmaker proposes using PECO funds to place security doors on schools, the Florida Current reports.
TRANSFERRED: Former Freedom High principal David Sheppard is placed in a teaching job at Gaither High.
SENTENCED: Former Hillsborough teacher Ethel Anderson is sentenced to 38 years in prison for having sex with a 12-year-old student.
NEW REFORMS: Brevard residents gather to discuss what they'd like changed about public education, Florida Today reports.
SERVING IN THE CITY: Some of Miami-Dade's poorest schools get new Teach for America teachers, NBC Miami reports.
ON THE JOB: The principal of Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch returns to work after charges of failure to report child abuse are dropped, WTSP TV reports. More from the Bradenton Herald, Herald-Tribune.
CHEATING: Two students are arrested in a cheating scandal at Florida International University, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEW ZONES: The Okaloosa School Board okays new transportation zones for kids as a precursor to new attendance boundaries, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
MORE AEROSPACE: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University places career academies in Flagler and Volusia high schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
HOPEFUL: Florida A&M officials await news whether the school will come off accreditation probation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.