Florida education news: Prayer, testing, classroom animals and more
'IT'S UN-AMERICAN': Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford says he'll strive to fix rules that bar public high school football coaches from praying with their players.
TESTING MATTERS: Education commissioner Pam Stewart calls assessments key to determining school effectiveness, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
COME TOGETHER: Traditional and charter school leaders discuss ways to collaborate and overcome their differences at a state conference, the Miami Herald reports.
COMMUNICATIONS: Manatee School Board members get advice on how to interact better with the public and among themselves, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SHUT IT DOWN: Broward officials prepare to terminate a charter school that has yet to find a home, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PROTEST: Several Hispanic parents complain about conditions at their Polk elementary school, the Ledger reports.
MONEY NEEDS: An advisory committee explores whether Volusia schools need to ask voters to extend the district's local option sales tax, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NOT A ZOO: Lake teachers are discouraged from keeping classroom animals, the Orlando Sentinel reports.