Florida education news: Teacher pay, gunshots, charter school enrollment and more
PAY RAISES: The Florida Senate rejects Gov. Rick Scott's across-the-board teacher pay increases, pushing a merit based raise system instead. More from the Orlando Sentinel. The Senate also includes less money for school technology than the State Board of Education proposes, State Impact Florida reports.
EVERYBODY INSIDE: Cotee River Elementary School in Pasco County copes with the sporadic gunfire of hunters and target shooters in the woods behind the campus.
HOW BIG? Athenian Academy and the Pasco school district spar over the charter school's enrollment for 2013-14.
BAD ACTS: A Hillsborough school bus driver is fired and faces charges after video catches her kicking a student on her bus.
GAMING: Students at a Marion elementary school play Scrabble to improve their vocabulary skills for the FCAT, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
GET ON THE BUS: Duval officials commit to restoring bus service to magnet schools and after-school activities, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BALLOT BATTLE: A group takes the town of Loxahatchee Groves to court to try to force a vote over whether Palm Beach State College can expand there, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ANOTHER HIT: The Florida Senate puts no money in its budget for operations at Florida Polytechnic University, the Ledger reports.
STABILITY: Monroe's adult education program is on the right track four years after a scandal that took down the district superintendent, the Keynoter reports.
MIXED UP: Sarasota schools create some multigrade classes to comply with class size rules, but sometimes to less than satisfactory results, the Herald-Tribune reports.