Florida education news: Train bills, mentors, reserves and more
ON THE TRAIN: The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee approves two bills filled with a variety of lumped together education issues including the Best and Brightest teacher bonus but excluding mandatory recess. More from the News Service of Florida.
MENTORS: Raymond James invites volunteers from across Pinellas County to help mentor students in 29 needy schools.
RESERVES: Hernando's reserve funds drop below the state recommended level of 3 percent.
SAVE OUR SCHOOL: The tiny Manatee community of Duette rallies to prevent Florida's last remaining one-room school from closing, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SECURITY: A 13-year-old is arrested related to threats made against a Martin County school, TCPalm reports.
NEW SCHOOLS: Lee district officials continue to explore sites for a new high school, the Naples Daily News reports.
DON'T COME: Leaders of the Miami-Dade school district and county government aren't getting along too well these days, the Miami Herald reports.
LEADERSHIP: More details emerge surrounding the abrupt resignation of a Palm Beach elementary principal, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BIG CHANGES: A Polk high school makes major policy changes that it attributes to an increasing graduation rate, the Ledger reports.
FREE RIDE: A Tallahassee city commissioner proposes free metro bus passes for area students, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.