Florida education news: Medical school, connected classrooms, land for sale and more
HIGHER ED: Health care executive Kiran Patel plans a new medical school at the site of the former Clearwater Christian College.
BAD ACTS: A Hillsborough teacher is arrested on accusations of molesting a student with special needs. • Teachers who sexually abuse students in Florida and across the nation are able to keep their jobs working with children, USA Today reports.
CONNECTED CLASSROOMS: Students in two Orange County high schools with vastly different demographics collaborate in AP Human Geography course work, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
IT'S OFFICIAL: The Lake School Board formally offers its superintendent job to lone finalist Diane Kornegay, the Daily Commercial reports.
HELPING HAND: Two Walton teachers donate money to the local animal shelter for their students' good grades, the Panama City News Herald reports.
FOR SALE: The Archdiocese of Miami prepares to close a high school near booming Little Haiti and sell off the desirable property, the Miami Herald reports.
IN SESSION: Lawmakers file several education-related bills in advance of Florida's spring legislative session, the Sun-Sentinel reports.