Florida education news: First-year teachers, school choice, coyotes and more
LIFE LESSONS: A first-year kindergarten teacher learns new approaches in the reality of his Hillsborough County classroom.
SCHOOL CHOICE: Palm Beach County traditional school enrollment grows faster than charter schools' for the first time in a decade, the Palm Beach Post reports.
HELPING HAND: Mentors help students in Manatee County's Take Stock in Children program find success, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WILDLIFE: A Bay County elementary school seeks to remove coyotes from its area, the Panama City News Herald reports.
LAB WORK: Two Polk County schools win grants to expand their STEM programs, the Ledger reports.
IMMIGRANT STATUS: Hundreds of immigrant students remain barred from attending Collier public schools, the Naples Daily News reports.
EARLY EDUCATION: The Duval County school district converts three schools into prekindergarten through second grade early learning centers to help struggling students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LOOKING BACK: The Monroe County school district survives scandal to end 2016 on a positive note, the Keynoter reports.
'NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY': An investigative report comes back finding no secxual harassment on the part of former Leon County superintendent Jackie Pons, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.