Florida education news: Physics, social studies, college courses and more
PAY IT FORWARD: A Pinellas businessman gives local fifth-graders $150 each, with the caveat they spend most of it on others.
SCIENCE LESSONS: No students at an Orange County high school have taken physics in three years, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HOMELESSNESS: An Osceola mom says her children are kicked out of school over address concerns, WFTV reports.
THEFT: The principal of a Marion County charter school is arrested on accusations she stole school funds, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: A Brevard assistant superintendent is a finalist for Osceola's top spot, Florida Today reports.
GROWTH: Lee and Collier schools experience an influx of students from outside the area, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Some Duval parents are upset their first graders are being taught about religion, the Florida Times-Union reports.
COLLEGE CREDITS: Some central Florida high schools allow students to take college courses without leaving campus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SCHOOL GRADES: A Leon high school funnels students into AP social studies courses to bolster its school grade data, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
BONUSES: South Florida teachers talk about what they had to do to earn a Best and Brightest bonus, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SAFETY: Leon school and law enforcement officials examine their security practices in the aftermath of recent national bomb threats, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.