Florida education news: Class size, playgrounds, teacher training and more
SUSPENDED: The former principal of Tarpon High School is suspended from his new assistant principal job for five days over the way he handled a threat at his former campus.
CLASS SIZE: Florida school districts could see a popular class size compliance loophole closed in the coming legislative session.
TOUGH CHOICE: The man selected to oversee Broward's school construction projects has a spotty track record at his post with Houston schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PLAY TIME: Students at a Brevard elementary school get a new playground after three years of fundraising, Florida Today reports.
CLOSER LOOK: The Palm Beach district considers spending $500,000 on a consultant to review its efficiency, the Palm Beach Post reports.
REPAYMENT: The Escambia school district will repay more than $500,000 it received for ineligible Pell grants, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS: The Sarasota School Board will consider reinstating school impact fees, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TEACHER PREP: Gov. Rick Scott proposes $1 million to fund summer teacher training programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Leon's community school project forges ahead despite setbacks, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.