Third graders and reading, the growth of IB, fighting homlessness and more
LEARNING TO READ: As Florida's third-grade reading scores staff, the House moves to intervene with struggling readers, get parents more involved and mandate new teaching approaches.
IB PROGRAMS: They're everywhere in Florida, and growing, especially in elementary and middle schools, StateImpact Florida reports.
SCORING BIG: A Manatee High School soccer player fights homelessness, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HEAVY LIFTING: More girls taking part in competitive weightlifting, the Daily Commercial reports.
SHOW ME THE MONEY: Contract, teacher raises approved by Martin County School Board, TCPalm reports.
KEEP LOOKING: Bonita Springs council widens search for new high school site, the Naples Daily News reports.
LIQUID ASSETS: After closing, Medical College moves to sell its assets, the Miami Herald reports.
SCHOOL BOARD RAISE: Should the Brevard board members get one? One board member says no, Florida Today reports.
NEW INFORMATION: Details emerge after Lee County board fires accused teacher, the News-Press reports.
TRANSPORTATION WOES: Review blames Palm Beach County's school busing problems on "perfect storm" of problems, the Palm Beach Post and the Sun Sentinel report.
SHOW OF UNITY: UCF students stage sit-in to show solidarity with protests at University of Missouri, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
INVESTIGATION: Escambia County to review school bus hazing incident, the Pensacola News Journal reports.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Senate panel signs off on a measure that would boost Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, redefinED reports.
GROWING: Flagler College pitches plan today for new dorms, parking garage, the St. Augustine Record reports.