Florida education news: History books, school grades, class size and more
SHORT LIST: St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner is among four people under consideration to become Florida's next lieutenant governor.
THE BOOK STAYS: The Volusia School Board will keep a world history textbook that has generated controversy for its lessons on Islam, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NO GRADE: A Gainesville charter school for students with learning disabilities wins its request to be considered as an alternative school in the state accountability system, the Gainesville Sun reports.
JUGGLING ACT: Polk schools continue to move students and teachers to meet state class size requirements, the Ledger reports.
BOYS V. GIRLS: Two south Florida lawmakers propose a single-gender classroom pilot program for Miami-Dade County, the Florida Current reports.
NO RUSH: Florida Atlantic University takes its time in developing online course offerings for students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TAXES: The Lee school district considers asking voters to increase the local sales tax to support school construction needs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BUT THEY LIKE HER: Some Seminole parents and students call for the return of their popular but brusque math teacher who faces termination over her own behavior, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
COMMON CORE: Several key state leaders support the new standards for Florida despite some public outcry against them, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
SEEKING AN EDGE: University of Florida officials look for ways to boost their state performance-based funding in coming years, the Gainesville Sun reports.