Florida education news: School bus drivers, nepotism, choice and more
DRIVING THE BUS: Tampa area school districts struggle to find enough qualified bus drivers.
WHO YOU KNOW: The Manatee school district prepares to consider adoption of an anti-nepotism policy, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MORE CHOICE: The Palm Beach school district examines expanding its choice options, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CUTBACKS: Rising costs prompt the Marion school district to reduce its Take Stock In Children scholarships, the Ocala Star Banner reports. • Some Polk parents urge the district to reconsider a proposal to save millions by moving to a six-period day, the Ledger reports.
LOOKING BACK: A Palm Beach school plans to create a permanent interactive museum about World War II, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
OFFERING ACCESS: A former Palm Beach guidance counselor uses a custom bus to bring computers, internet and tutoring to poor children, CNN reports.
EXTRA HELP: The resource officer at a rural Santa Rosa high school helps some student-athletes get noticed by colleges, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.