Florida education news: Restaffing, crowding, parent university and more
RESTAFFING: Struggling Pinellas schools look to fit more than numbers as they hire faculty and administrators for their turnaround efforts.
BURSTING: Pasco's Wiregrass Ranch High enrollment rises to its highest levels ever, raising questions about how to handle the load. • Manatee schools see enrollment rise 1,000 over projections, the Bradenton Herald reports.
INQUISITIVE: Hundreds of Hillsborough parents show up for a weekend seminar on how the public schools work.
SMOOTH START: Two new charter schools debut in Hernando County.
PROTEST: USF Tampa students stage a sit-in to complain about truncated library hours.
SHARING SPACE: The Pasco school district and county government study ways to co-use buildings, fields and parks at the future Starkey Ranch development.
NEW PROGRAMS: A new year means new offerings for students at Pinellas East Lake High.
STOLEN: A Pasco elementary school's clinic assistant is arrested on allegations of stealing a student's Ritalin.
GOV. PHONY: Gov. Rick Scott's actions don't match his words in key policy areas such as education, the Times editorializes.
DEFRAUDED: A private for-profit college that ripped off south Florida students fails, the Miami Herald reports.
GONE: PECO funding for Florida public school construction remains largely a thing of the past, the Florida Current reports.
CHARTER CLASH: Proponents of a new Broward charter and their potential neighbors fight over the campus, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
RAISES: Bay teachers and district representatives go back and forth over how much teachers should be paid, the Panama City News-Herald reports.
UNNATURAL: A Lake high school student wins her battle to attend classes with bright red dyed hair, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SPECIAL SCHOOL: A Sarasota organization that works with people with disabilities opens a private high school, the Herald-Tribune reports.
GETTING AHEAD: An Alachua high school launches a chemistry course for advanced middle school students, the Gainesville Sun reports.