Florida education news: Grad rates, blue hair, stun guns and more
GRADUATION RATES: Students and educators from Pinellas and Hillsborough schools gather to discuss how to improve graduation rates.
BLUE 'DO: An Orange County middle schooler is threatened with suspension because she dyed her hair blue, News 6 reports.
ON THE TRAIL: A Duval School Board candidate drops out amid allegations of inappropriate text messages to former students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
STUNNING: A Duval substitute teacher is arrested for having a stun gun on campus and threatening to use it on students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SCHOOL CHOICE: Palm Beach student applications for choice programs continue to grow, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TESTING: Florida's computerized writing exams experienced no major glitches, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ON TRACK: Parents at an Orange County high school petition for repairs to the school's track and practice fields, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EARLY EDUCATION: Pensacola leaders focus on the importance of learning before formal school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
CHEATING: A Broward school security guard says he was asked by the football coach to make a fake ID card for a star player so someone else could take the ACT in that player's place, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FUNDING: St. Johns district officials say the state's education funding increase isn't enough to cover rising costs, the St. Augustine Record reports.