Florida education news: Opera, uniforms, expulsions and more
ARTS EDUCATION: The St. Petersburg Opera Company brings arias to elementary schools in an effort to make opera more accessible.
BOUNDARIES: The Duval School Board shifts attendance zones for several schools, Action News Jax reports.
TEACHER PAY: The Orange County school district continues to pay teachers after they are relieved of duty pending investigations, WFTV reports.
ARRESTED: A Lake County teacher is arrested on charges he had sex with a minor student in his classroom, WESH reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Florida Board of Education overturns denials of three new charter schools on the Treasure Coast, TCPalm reports. • A proposed Collier charter school delays its planned opening as residents clash over its site, the Naples Daily News reports.
SECURITY: The Orange school district establishes its own police force, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DRESS CODE: A spat over leggings at an Escambia school generates debate over whether student uniforms are the answer, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
THE END: Florida's last remaining one-room school prepares to shut down, the Bradenton Herald reports.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: The Manatee School Board stops releasing details about why students are expelled, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DROPOUT PREVENTION: An Obama administration initiative to keep black males in school debuts in Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald reports.
HIRING: The Escambia school district looks for more teachers, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
TECHNOLOGY: Broward schools will get thousands of new computers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SEX EDUCATION: A Charlotte middle school will teach abstinence only, the Charlotte Sun reports