Florida education news: Threats, nurses, costumes and more
INSTANT MESSAGE: Florida school districts feel the pressure to react to unverified threats, such as creepy clown messages, to stay ahead of social media rumoring.
NURSES NEEDED: Despite a growing need, Florida colleges cannot afford to expand their nursing programs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FLORIDA MODEL: The Alabama Board of Education again delays its plan to establish Florida-styled school grades, the Birmingham News reports.
TRICK OR TREAT: The University of Florida offers counselors for students offended by others' Halloween costumes, Fox News reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Bay charter school wins permission to expand into elementary grades, the Panama City News Herald reports.
GENDER ISSUES: Collier's LGBT students create a support network in their conservative community, the Naples Daily News reports.
GETTING THERE: The Okaloosa school district joins law enforcement and public works in seeking safer routes for students to take to school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SECURITY: Parents at a Broward high school are outraged that a former student could get on campus with a gun, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Hundreds turn out to meet the finalists for Sarasota superintendent, the Herald-Tribune reports.