Florida education news: Tropical storms, concussions, testing and more
STORMY WEATHER: Pasco and Pinellas schools let out early Monday after Tropical Storm Colin's forecast shifted. Classes are scheduled as usual for Tuesday.
CONCUSSIONS: The FHSAA enacts restrictions on full-contact high school football practices.
IN THE HUNT: Term-limited state Rep. Erik Fresen, who has close ties to the charter school industry, considers a run for Miami-Dade School Board, the Miami Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Lake noninstructional school workers are set to vote on a contract that would give them raises retroactively, the Daily Commercial reports. * Veteran Volusia teachers don't like proposed health insurance cost increases, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
HIRING: The Brevard school district changes its applicant review procedures after a principal who had reprimands in his file is arrested on child porn charges, Florida Today reports.
BATHROOM SEX: The Lee school district continues its investigation into a highly publicized incident where a girl had sex with multiple boys in a high school bathroom, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TROUBLE: An Orange middle school principal already facing an investigation over credit card use is arrested on DUI and placed on leave, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * A Sarasota principal facing DUI charges is reassigned, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Pembroke Pines charter school system emerges from its financial problems, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BEST AND BRIGHTEST: The Florida Department of Education uses a controversial teacher bonus as a recruiting tool, the Orlando Sentinel reports.