Florida education news: Start dates, tests, inventions and more
BACK TO SCHOOL: Pinellas schools are the latest to take advantage of a new law allowing them to begin classes earlier in the summer.
RETRIBUTION? An Escambia mom who's also a teacher fears she'll lose her job for seeking information about a student discipline case involving her son, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
TESTING: The Duval School Board considers asking to replace the Florida Standards Assessments with paper-based national exams, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CREATIVITY: Brevard students apply their scientific knowledge at their school invention convention, Florida Today reports.
TEACHER SHORTAGE: Lee schools don't have enough substitute teachers to go around, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SEEKING SAVINGS: Palm Beach's new superintendent looks to an old colleague to help seek district efficiencies, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GEEK SQUAD: Volusia students help maintain their schools' technology, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
REZONING: Orange parents protest recommended new school boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS: Sarasota County will charge school impact fees for the first time since 2010, the Herald-Tribune reports.