Florida education news: Classroom comedy, recognition funds, school safety and more
SPEAKING UP: The Dade City Commission passes a resolution urging the Pasco County school district not to close down Moore Mickens Education Center.
FUNNY MAN: The View television show names Osceola Middle School teacher Mike Rivera the most hilarious teacher in America.
DOLLAR DIP: Marion schools' below-average FCAT performance net a 25 percent decline in state recognition funding, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SETTING PRIORITIES: The Broward School Board discusses how to make capital spending decisions amid limited resources, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BIAS? A civil rights group sues the Brevard school district, claiming the closure of three schools disproportionately affects low-income and minority children, Florida Today reports.
SAFETY FIRST: Florida lawmakers will consider several bills aimed at improving school security during their spring session, the Palm Beach Post reports.
'CLEAN THIS UP': Angry Monroe School Board members demand answers and improvements after another findings-filled financial audit, the Keynoter reports.
FAILURE: Another Orange charter school closes midyear, the Orlando Sentinel reports.