Florida education news: Retirement, land banking, school snacks and more
STABLE HAND: Retiring Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt cleaned up the district's messes during his three years in office.
LAND BANK: The Pasco school district prepares to buy more property for a new school in the growing State Road 54 corridor.
HEALTHY SNACKS: Florida is ahead of the game in the federal effort to make school lunches and snacks more nutritious, the St. Augustine Record reports.
COUNTER CORE: A grassroots group of parents plans an Orlando protest of the Common Core, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
POLK POACH: The Polk school district grabs four Duval administrators, theee of whom were slated for demotion, the Florida Times-Union reports.
INCLUSION: Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a bill that gives parents more say in the education of their children with special needs, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Flagler finds success with a pre-k program that includes students with and without special needs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
WHAT'S IN THE BOOK? An atheist group sues the Orange school district claiming censorship after it tried to distribute books criticizing Christianity and Islam in area high schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TENURE: The University of Florida cut tenured professorships while increasing administrators during five years of budget cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.