Florida education news: Student discipline, school prayer, teacher pay and more
DISCIPLINE: Hillsborough teachers say the district's new student discipline policies to ease disproportionate punishment of black students aren't working.
SCHOOL PRAYER: A Hillsborough elementary school principal is told to stop leading faculty prayer circles.
SCHOOL CHOICE: About 11,000 Polk students are eligible for transfers to higher performing district schools, the Ledger reports. * Miami-Dade students have longer than ever to apply for magnet and other choice programs, the Miami Herald reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The St. Johns School Board moves faster than expected toward picking its next superintendent, the St. Augustine Record reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A group proposes a new charter school in a growing area of Lake County, the Daily Commercial reports.
CONSTRUCTION: Renovations continue at an Indian River elementary school even as students arrive, TC Palm reports.
FREE LUNCH: The Alachua school district extends its free meals program to more schools, the Gainesville Sun reports.
GUILTY PLEA: A former Brevard elementary principal faces prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography, Florida Today reports.
TURNAROUNDS: The Duval School Board rejects a plan to overhaul a struggling middle school, the Florida Times-Union reports.