Florida education news: Superintendents, violence, president pay and more
LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Hernando's School Board chairman and superintendent-select agree on contract terms after lengthy negotiations.
SAFE PLACE: Liberty City students look to school as an oasis in a sea of violence, CBS Miami reports.
EARLY END: Head Start classes run by the Jacksonville Urban League will close three weeks early amid a federal takeover, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CLOSER LOOK: Manatee School Board members scrutinize agenda items more closely as they try to get back on fiscal track, the Bradenton Herald reports. • The district plans to sell off some of its vehicle fleet to raise money and cut maintenance costs, the Herald-Tribune reports.
ONLINE EDUCATION: Virtual schooling is poised to grow in Florida, with more competition for state funding, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TIGHT TIMES: Rising expenses and past shortfalls mean increased state funding won't help the Marion school district's budget as much as hoped, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: A struggling Flagler charter school works to improve its academic and financial performance, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SEEKING SUPPORT? Former governor Charlie Crist talks teachers and education in a speech to Hillsborough Democrats, State Impact Florida reports.
SLASHED: Broward's superintendent plans to outsource many of the district's facilities services as part of a sweeping reorganization, the Sun-Sentinel reports.