Florida education news: Teacher pay, career education, remedial math and more
US VS. THEM: Florida lawmakers pit teachers against other state employees as they discuss employee pay.
SAVE MY CAREER: Pasco Sunlake High reinstates its health careers program after a student emails the superintendent asking why it's about to be canceled.
EXTRA HELP: St. Petersburg College creates one of Florida's first open online courses for students needing remedial math.
BUDGET CUTS: Pasco officials announce new plans for media specialists, literacy coaches and technology specialists as they seek to streamline spending.
OPEN UP: The Hillsborough School Board should reconsider plans to hide the records of employees facing disciplinary actions, the Times editorializes.
TESTING: FCAT consumes testing coordinators, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TEXTBOOKS: The Florida Legislature moves toward allowing school districts to choose their own instructional materials, the Gainesville Sun reports.
NO SMOKING: Manatee schools consider a policy that would ban smoking, even for teachers on break, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BAD BUSES: Santa Rosa school bus drivers complain about the condition of their rides, saying safety is at risk, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
IN THE WAY: Polk Kathleen High students fight to start a Gay-Straight Alliance, the Ledger reports.
WAVERING: The Seminole School Board might not impose the extra property tax rate it convinced voters to approve, the Orlando Sentinel reports.