Florida education news: Public records, drug testing, substitute teachers and more
GRIEVING: Steinbrenner High mourns the untimely death of classmate Frank Vasquez.
INTEREST GROWS: About 400 applicants seek admission to Florida Polytechnic, the state's newest university, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HARD WORK: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart relies on her experience and knowledge of the state as she embarks on the job, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Subscription required)
CLOSED RECORDS: A state lawmaker proposes to shield university presidential searches from Florida's open records law, saying it would help attract top candidates, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
TAKE THIS CUP: The Bay School Board considers random drug testing of students who participate in extracurriculars, the Panama City News Herald reports.
ON THE FLY: Substitute teaching puts subs to the test in Bay schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SHRINKING STAFF: Florida schools see their levels of support personnel decline even as the economy rebounds, State Impact Florida reports.