Florida education news: Turnaround students, geography, home schooling and more
COMEBACK KIDS: Pasco County students find success after overcoming the struggles of family loss, drug use, homelessness and more.
NEXT GENERATION: Pasco's River Ridge High School launches a teaching academy for students interested in the profession.
HOME SCHOOLING: The country's largest home-schooling convention will come to Florida, WFTV reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Duval district officials have no plans to close down charter schools run by the indicted Newpoint Education Partners, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GENDER ISSUES: Gov. Rick Scott gets pressure to join a multi-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's position on transgender students and school restrooms, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BAD ACTS: A Highlands teacher is arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a student, Highlands Today reports.
RETIREMENTS: Eleven Volusia school principals retire at the end of the year, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TESTING: The College Board is investigating possible problems with Advanced Placement testing at an Orange County high school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CONSTRUCTION: New St. Johns schools face delays over bidding, the St. Augustine Record reports.
LEADERSHIP: Parents criticize the selection of a priest who wrote sexually explicit novels as their Leon Catholic school's new principal, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
SICK SCHOOL: Sixty kids call in sick to a Palm Beach elementary school, the Palm Beach Post reports.