Florida education news: Student recognition, campus security, cell phone towers and more
INSPIRATION: Freshmen at Pasco's Mitchell High get motivation from the school's new recognition program.
SECURITY: The Hillsborough School Board prepares to reconsider a proposal to beef up patrols at elementary schools.
COMMUNICATION: Parents and students fail to convince the Pasco School Board to stop a cell phone tower at Seven Oaks Elementary School.
CHARTER BATTLE: The Miami-Dade School Board and the city of North Miami spar over an agreement that would bar the city from opening charter schools, the Miami Herald reports.
IT'S OFFICIAL: The Alachua School Board begins advertising for a new superintendent, the Gainesville Sun reports. • The Flagler School Board begins its superintendent search early after retiring superintendent Janet Valentine has a stroke and says she won't return, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CLASS SIZE: Duval officials say they have fewer classrooms out of class-size compliance than the state has reported, the Florida Times-Union reports.
INTERESTED: Florida Polytechnic University sees higher than anticipated interest in student enrollment, the Ledger reports.