Florida education news: Presidential lessons, school culture, transgender bathrooms and more
CLASSROOM POLITICS: Tampa area social studies teachers find plenty of fodder in teaching about this year's presidential campaigns.
AT ODDS: Pasco school district officials ask Zephyrhills police to investigate former Zephyrhills High football coach Reggie Roberts over where he stored his gun, as relations between the agencies declines.
INSPIRATION: Nine Hillsborough students win the district LEAD competition by writing about African Americans who inspired them.
IN THE HOUSE: The Florida House has several education bills lined up for approval, the News Service of Florida reports.
ETHICS: An Orange County School Board member faces an ethics complaint, WFTV reports.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Some Bay elementary teachers spend their Presidents Day holiday with students, the Panama City News Herald reports.
CLIMATE: Duval teachers indicate that their school culture is improving, the Florida Times-Union reports. Meanwhile, tensions build among the Duval School Board and administrative staff, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TAXES: The Palm Beach School Board will pay architects to compile a list of maintenance and construction needs to bolster a possible sales tax referendum, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GENDER ISSUES: The Sarasota School Board continues to grapple with its policy on transgender bathrooms, the Herald-Tribune reports.
LEARNING STYLES: Lake County schools use a personalized learning model that Florida lawmakers seek to expand, the Orlando Sentinel reports.