Florida education news: Turnarounds, vouchers, uniforms and more
TURNAROUNDS: The Pinellas school district hires a new administrator to oversee improvement efforts at its lowest performing schools.
IN THE RUNNING: Retired Hillsborough schools official Bill Person announces his bid to oust incumbent School Board member Susan Valdes.
VOUCHERS: A circuit court judge rejects a request to shut down Florida's tax credit scholarship program, the AP reports.
GROWTH: Brevard schools see enrollment gains for the first time in years, prompting questions about how to handle capacity issues, Florida Today reports.
LANGUAGES: Alachua educators discuss the pros and cons of a proposal to allow computer coding to count as a foreign language, the Gainesville Sun reports.
STOP THE BUS: A candidate for Leon superintendent learns there are set rules for using a school bus on public roadways, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: Volusia district leaders consider adopting mandatory student uniforms, WMFE reports.
BACK TO SCHOOL: The Manatee School Board prepares to set Aug. 10 for the first day of classes, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TEACHERS: The Bay school district has a substitute teacher shortage, the Panama City News Herald reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Collier school district decides against helping a charter school group buy land, the Naples Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Duval School Board approves raises for non-union employees, the Florida Times-Union reports.
DISCIPLINE: A Palm Beach teacher who invited a student to "chill" at night faces dismissal, the Sun-Sentinel reports.