Florida education news: Sports, standards, technology and more
SPORTS SUITS: Two Hillsborough Jefferson High sisters sue the district to be able to play softball after transferring from Blake High.
FEWER REPORT CARDS: Pinellas schools contemplate moving the district from six-week grading periods to quarters.
TESTING TIMELINE: Florida senators express doubts that the state can be ready for revised standards and new tests on time. Florida Senate president Don Gaetz says the PARCC tests of Common Core aren't on the table any longer. More from State Impact Florida, Orlando Sentinel, Tallahassee Democrat.
TOO CLOSE? A member of Florida Atlantic University's president search committee has ties to candidate and state CFO Jeff Atwater.
NEW NAME: Edison State College seeks to change its name, the Naples Daily News reports.
HIGH TECH: Miami-Dade jump starts its delayed initiative to put laptops and tablets in students' hands for learning, the Miami Herald reports.
NOT SO EASY: Florida Gulf Coast University sees a surge in applicants, making it harder to gain admission, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.