Florida education news: School days, laptops, Common Core and more
KILL THE CORE: Three anti-Common Core groups converge on Tallahassee during committee week to make their views known.
TIME ON TASK: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego calls for longer school days and years.
EDUCATION COMMISSIONER: Two former Florida commissioners discuss whether the job should be appointed or elected with State Impact Florida.
A FINE MESS: Gov. Rick Scott's move away from the PARCC testing constortium without clear alternatives comes too late in the game, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
WHAT TIME IS IT? A Florida lawmaker proposes a bill that would ban high schools from starting class earlier than 8 a.m., the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LATE ARRIVALS: Thousands of Florida students arrive for their first day of classes weeks late, putting them behind in their studies, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SICK SCHOOL: Health officials say norovirus is to blame for hundreds of children falling ill at a Broward school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GREEN THUMBS: A Bay school for students with special needs uses gardening to teach responsibility, the Panama City News Herald reports.
GOING HIGH TECH: Flagler students begin receiving their district-issued laptops as part of the district's effort to go digital, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
BELOW AVERAGE: Florida SAT scores remain flat and come in under the national average score, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NEVER MIND: A charter school applicant drops its efforts in Sarasota after a blistering criticism of its application, the Herald-Tribune reports.
GET LOST: The Manatee district prepares to fire five administrators involved in a messy misconduct investigation of a former football assistant coach, the Herald-Tribune reports.
LABOR NEWS: The St. Johns district and teachers association reach a deal on raises, the St. Augustine Record reports.