Florida education news: Testing, seat belts, truancy and more
TESTING: Florida eighth graders score slightly worse than their U.S. peers on an international math and science test, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STUDENT SAFETY: Florida law requires school buses to have seat belts, but enforcement can be problematic, WKMG reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Five finalists emerge in the search for a new Lake County schools leader, the Daily Commercial reports.
TRUANCY: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice seeks funding to expand truancy prevention services for Gadsden County schools, WFSU reports.
TIEBREAKERS: Duval County leaders consider a local bill to prevent the School Board chairman from having a tie-breaker vote, Florida Politics reports.
LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers reach a tentative contract agreement, Florida Today reports.