Florida education news: Forensics, Martin Luther King Jr., old schools and more
FORENSIC STUDIES: The University of South Florida and Pasco-Hernando State College seek state funding to bring a forensic anthropology research center to Pasco County.
MLK DAY: St. Johns schools teach the story of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. but often ignore his local activities in their communities, the St. Augustine Record reports.
LEADERSHIP: Flager County superintendent Jacob Oliva is named Florida's next executive vice chancellor of K-12 education, Flagler Live reports. • Lake County's new superintendent sets forth five goals for her first 100 days in office, the Daily Commercial reports. • Monroe County's superintendent gets his first raise and a contract extension, the Keynoter reports.
STATE COLLEGES: Leaders of Florida's 28 colleges seek legislative changes to the way their institutions are governed, the News Service of Florida reports. • Florida Keys Community College launches its first bachelor's degree program, the Keynoter reports.
AGING SCHOOLS: Okaloosa County's schools are among the oldest in the state and showing their wear, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
TEACHER SHORTAGE: The Duval County school district explores new strategies to fill teaching vacancies, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FUND RAISING: The Lee County school district is making inroads in its efforts to raise $1 million from non-tax sources, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: A Palm Beach County teacher who wants to become Classroom Teachers Association president says the union is blocking his candidacy, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SAFE TRAVELS: The Flagler County school district surveys parents about how their children go to and from school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.