Florida education news: Marching band, testing snacks, teacher bonuses and more
STRIKE UP THE BAND: Marching band gains popularity in Hillsborough County high schools.
TESTING: Florida students give advice on how to improve state testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TEACHER BONUSES: Broward County finds paying incentives to attract and retain teachers to its poorest schools is working, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ELECTION AFTERMATH: Collier students express fears of deportation to their teachers, the Naples Daily News reports.
NEW SCHOOLS: The Lee County school district is making progress on construction of new campuses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • Polk County district officials identify nearly $450 million in unmet construction and maintenance needs, the Ledger reports.
INSTABILITY: A Palm Beach County charter school goes through three principals in three months, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BAD ACTS: Two Flagler kindergartners have swastikas drawn on them by another student as they ride the bus home, WFTV reports.
LABOR NEWS: A Boynton Beach city commissioner who's also a teacher seeks to head the Palm Beach teachers union, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SCHOOL BOARDS: The Monroe County School Board will have its first female member in six years, the Keynoter reports.
TECHNOLOGY: The Broward County school district considers ending an $8 million contract with a software company after several "failed promises," Florida Today reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The race for Leon County superintendent turned into one of the nastiest campaigns in county history, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.