Florida education news: School buses, career academies, board politics and more
BUS SAFETY: Three Pinellas County school buses are involved in separate crashes on the same day, with one of the drivers arrested after failing sobriety tests.
TURNING THE TASSEL: Eighteen students become Florida Polytechnic University's first graduates.
THANKS TO TEACHERS: The College Football Playoff foundation invites hundreds of Tampa area teachers to a celebration before the big game.
LOTTO MONEY: Lottery contributions to Florida schools increase by 7 percent, Florida Politics reports.
CLASSROOM FUNDS: The Foundation for Lee Public Schools distributes $70,000 in teacher grants, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Collier County's newest charter school prepares for an August debut despite neighbors' objections, the Naples Daily News reports.
CAREER READY: Some Duval County students get practical experience in cosmetology at their career academy, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GIFTED CLASSES: The Seminole County school district expands gifted education programs in elementary schools serving low-income and minority students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BOARD POLITICS: The Sarasota School Board's newest member gets agitated as he demands budget information and is shut down by the chairwoman, the Herald-Tribune reports.