Florida education news: Teaching lessons, school violence, testing and more
HELPING HAND: Students in Pasco's River Ridge High New Teacher Academy learn about educating through time at struggling Hudson Elementary.
ARRIVE EARLY: The Pasco district administration plans to more aggressively enforce the fire code room capacity at School Board meetings.
FIGHTING: Student fights at Florida schools lead districts to tackle violence issues, WKMG reports.
RECOVERY: The Duval school district is partnering with Florida Recovery Schools to help students with substance abuse problems, Action News Jax reports.
DRINKING WATER: Leon County superintendent candidates offer views on how to deal with lead in school water fountains, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
DRESS CODE: A Manatee high school faces criticism after turning a student away from the homecoming dance for not wearing a tie, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FUNDING: The Marion district's lobbying firm tells officials not to expect any increase in school funding from Tallahassee, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SPEAKING OUT: A Duval teacher who blogs about district issues faces an investigation over his critical posts, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TESTING: Lake district officials raise concerns about poor student performance on the state Algebra I end-of-course exam, the Daily Commercial reports.