Florida education news: Rewards, recess, resumes and more
EXTRA HONOR: An 86-year-old Pasco woman gives all 10 Land O'Lakes High valedictorians $500 in memory of her "gung-ho on education" late husband.
GOOD BEHAVIOR: A Hillsborough school bus driver gives a Benito Middle School student $260 in gift cards for being well behaved on the bus all year.
END OF AN ERA: Florida's last remaining one-room school closes, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ABSENTEEISM: Duval students have a lower absentee rate than the state or national levels, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PLAY TIME: The Seminole School Board prepares to mandate daily recess for elementary students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GRADUATION: Florida's foster children graduate high school at a lower rate than other teens, WFTS reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Pittsburgh (Penn.) school district board might reconsider its appointment of a Palm Beach school administrator amid several questions about his resume, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
CAMPAIGNS: Former state Rep. Erik Fresen decides against running for Miami-Dade School Board, the Miami Herald reports.
LEGENDARY: A beloved teacher is celebrated for his 60 years at Ransom Everglades School in Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Volusia teachers are headed to court over their contract disputes with the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: A lawyer says the Orange School Board doesn't provide fair hearings to students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SCHOOL'S OUT: And emotions are mixed in Alachua County, the Gainesville Sun reports.
TEACHERS WANTED: Applicants flood a job fair for Leon schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.