Florida education news: Free meals, student rights, school uniforms and more
OPPORTUNITIES: Hernando's deputy superintendent quits to become a high school assistant principal in Pasco; a replacement quickly surfaces.
HELPING HAND: The Brandon Kiwanis provides free weekend meals to children at Gibsonton Elementary, but seeks funding to keep the program going.
NEW APPROACH: The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Florida International University make plans to rethink tribal education, FIU News reports.
BULLYING: A St. Lucie student says she was suspended for trying to defend a classmate she said the teacher was bullying, WPTV reports.
STUDENT RIGHTS: A court sides with the Martin school district in a case where students complained they were held out of prom over a Breathalyzer test, TC Palm reports.
WORKERS WANTED: The Bay school district has dozens of vacant jobs just weeks before classes resume, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SUMMER PROGRAMS: A Collier community program helps some minority middle school students avoid the summer slide, the Naples Daily News reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A new charter school will open in a high poverty area of Fort Myers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DRESS CODE: Volusia familes try to adjust to new school uniform rules, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
GENDER ISSUES: Brevard district officials aim to make their new nondiscrimination policy transparent, Florida Today reports.
CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY: Orange County schools will distribute 70,000 computers to students this year, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * Some Escambia teens will help provide robotics lessons at a local elementary school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. * A St. Johns teacher gets special training to bring hands-on STEM lessons to his classroom, the St. Augustine Record reports.