IMPASSE: They've protested and worked the contract. Students have walked out on their behalf. Hillsborough County teachers now have declared their negotiations to be at an impasse, unable to reach a salary agreement with the school district. The sides plan to keep talking, but have asked for a special magistrate to help the process along.
AFTER THE STORM: The Pinellas County school district asks FEMA for a $2.5 million reimbursement from Hurricane Irma expenses. Payroll to run shelters was the largest single cost. • Duval County schools work with about 200 new students who evacuated Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Teachers from Puerto Rico are adjusting to new classrooms in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SCHOOL CHOICE: The Brevard County school district prepares to reopen a shuttered elementary school as a STEAM magnet, Florida Today reports.
TOP TEACHER: Miami-Dade middle school math teacher Dale Adamson is Florida's only Milken award winner this year, the Miami Herald reports.
EXTRA HELP: Alachua County schools invite mentors to lunch with students needing some added attention as part of a strategy to overcome the achievement gap, the Gainesville Sun reports.
M.I.A.: Okaloosa County's district spokesman is reprimanded multiple times for violating policies and procedures, the Crestview Bulletin reports.
GREEK LIFE: Florida International University suspends fraternity and sorority activities for at least a month, the Miami Herald reports.
BAD ACTS: A Miami-Dade County kindergarten teacher is fired over accusations she hurt a student multiple times, WPLG reports. • A Collier County teacher accused of inappropriate social media comments remains undisciplined by the school district, the Naples Daily News reports.