Florida education news: Leadership, charter schools, desegregation and more
LEADERSHIP: Divides on the Hillsborough School Board resurface in the selection of a new chairwoman. * No drama in the appointment of a Pinellas board chairwoman. * Collier board members aim to resolve hostility on the dais, the Naples Daily News reports. * Brevard School Board members disagree over their salary, Florida Today reports.
SECURITY: Pinellas Palm Harbor University High reacts to social media threats, later deemed unfounded.
WE ARE THE WORLD: Brooksville Elementary students support a book drive for children in Australia.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Enrollment in Duval charters remains flat after years of growth, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HOME SCHOOL: Florida home schooling advocates tell the Manatee School Board not to push changes to state law, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DESEGREGATION: The accusations fly in a dispute over whether Indian River schools violated a 1967 desegregation order, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
SCHOOL SITES: Another proposed new school location faces problems in Lee County, the Naples Daily News reports. * Sarasota officials consider sites for four new elementary schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MAGNET SCHOOLS: Miami-Dade's Design Architecture Senior High faces a major transition, the Miami Herald reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Lee teacher is fired because of inappropriate interaction with a student, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Palm Beach district officials will explore the possibility of a sales tax for capital projects, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BREAK TIME: A Polk committee recommends daily recess for elementary students, the Ledger reports.
LANGUAGES: Florida lawmakers consider allowing computer coding as a foreign language course, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.