Florida education news: Testing, immigrant education, suspensions and more
TESTING: Key Florida lawmakers consider alternatives to Florida Standards Assessment testing.
HEALTH CARE: The Osceola school district and a local hospital partner to create an employee wellness center, the Osceola News-Gazette reports.
SCHOOL SAFETY: A Duval elementary school student is arrested after bringing an unloaded gun to campus, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FREE EDUCATION: Immigrant families accuse the Collier school district of denying their children access to school, the Naples Daily News reports.
DRESS CODE: An Okaloosa high school student gets called into question for her Confederate flag belt buckle, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
AFTER SCHOOL: Girls on the Run launches in Escambia County to help middle school girls gain confidence, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
MAKING GAINS: A Lake F-rated middle school sees improvement in its recent state science scores, the Daily Commercial reports.
DISCIPLINE: Suspended Miami-Dade students must attend a new center rather than stay home, and district officials say it's working, the Miami Herald reports.
GIFTED EDUCATION: Duval schools work to bring more minority students into gifted programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Palm Beach teachers turn to Twitter and like it, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FREE FOOD: Volusia schools begin offering after-school supper, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LITERACY: The St. Johns school district debuts a new reading program to help pre-kindergartners who start behind, the St. Augustine Record reports.