Florida education news: Pulitzer Prize, bullying, robotics and more
TOP HONORS: The Tampa Bay Times special project, Failure Factories, has won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. Read the investigation into the struggles of five south St. Petersburg schools serving predominantly low-income minority students to see why.
BULLYING: Hillsborough students, parents and educators seek solutions to bullying in and out of school.
BRIGHT SPOT: A robotics program shines at Hillsborough's otherwise troubled McLane Middle School.
CAMPUS TOUR: Florida Senate leaders begin a four-day listening tour of the state's public universities.
CIVIL RIGHTS: The Escambia school district faces a federal investigation into the treatment of students after a school bus incident, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
TESTING: Some South Florida parents press the opt-out issue despite pushback from school and state leaders, WLRN reports.
ELECTIONS: An educator banned from working in New Jersey public schools seeks a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board, the Florida Bulldog reports.
EVALUATIONS: Lake School Board members call their district's teacher evaluation model flawed, the Daily Commercial reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: Lee School Board members appear pleased with their newest superintendent's performance, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
WATCHING YOU: The Orange County school district renews its contract for controversial social media tracking software, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BUDGETS: Broward district officials project a $4 million shortfall for the coming year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.