Florida education news: Deputy training, JROTC, charter school contracts and more
TEACHER RAISES: Hernando teachers and district officials remain far apart in their contract negotiations.
TENSE RELATIONS: Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco ponders ending his department's relationship with Pasco-Hernando Community College.
LOCAL CONTROL: St. Johns district leaders raise concerns about state efforts to create a standard contract for charter school applicants, the St. Augustine Record reports.
DISCIPLINE: The Duval School Board won't rehire a teacher despite an administrative judge's recommendation, the Florida Times-Union reports.
START TIMES: The Okaloosa community has a longstanding discussion about the best time to begin high school each day, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LONG WAY HOME: Polk families deal with changes to student transportation for magnet programs, the Ledger reports. • Central Florida parents complain about long pickup lines at their schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PUBLIC RECORDS: Monroe district officials try to revise their rules on records amid complaints, the Keynoter reports.
CHRONOLOGY MATTERS: Complaints about a world history book used in Volusia don't take into account that history is taught in order, with Christianity first and Islam later, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
HIGH TECH: Flagler high school teachers find most students adjusting well to laptops, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
GROWING STRONG: Florida State University flourishes under president Eric Barron, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.