Florida education news: Teachers, passions, choices and more
TOP TEACHERS: Hillsborough prepares to select its 2016 teacher of the year.
PASSIONS: Gifted students at Pasco's New River Elementary School get guidance in creativity.
CHOICE: Local school district leaders worry about the implications of new far-reaching school open enrollment rules headed into law, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • FHSAA officials prepare for major changes in student-athlete transfer rules, the Daily Commercial reports.
FIRED: A veteran Broward teacher is fired after being found drunk in her classroom, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach School Board approves average 3 percent raises for all district employees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CIVICS: State higher education officials discuss whether public university graduates should be required to take U.S. government and history courses, Politico Florida reports.
WE WANT A TEACHER: A Palm Beach high school student complains that his math class has had only unqualified substitutes all year, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TAXES: Palm Beach district officials review the benefits of their past local sales tax as they consider asking voters for a new one, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FUNDING SUIT: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti testifies in the ongoing trial over Florida's funding system, Florida Politics reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The city of Ocoee approves a new charter school that some residents opposed, the Orlando Sentinel reports.