Florida education news: School bus beating, cheating, school for boys and more
SENTENCED: A Mitchell High student who beat a schoolmate on the bus is given probation and banned from using social media after pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery.
CHEATING: A Miami-Dade charter school is under investigation of allegations that educators changed student grades and told students to alter FCAT answers, the Miami Herald reports.
RESTROOM DISPUTE: A transgender nursing assistant student complains that she is barred from using the women's bathroom at Pinellas Technical Education Center, WFLA reports.
TOP TEACHER: Dorina Sackman of Orange County is named Florida teacher of the year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BOYS ONLY: A new Manatee charter school will focus on the education needs of young boys, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CASH COLLECTIONS: The Palm Beach district audit committee recommends better training for school employees who handle money, the Palm Beach Post reports.
INACTION: The idea of changing Polk school employees' pay schedule is delayed after administrators fail to plan for it, the Ledger reports.
STAYING IN SCHOOL: Alachua leaders explore alternatives to out-of-school suspensions, the Gainesville Sun reports.
COMMISSIONER SAYS: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett talks about Florida's reform efforts in a video interview for the Ledger.