COLLEGE SUPPORT: Take Stock in Children supports dozens of Pasco County teens seeking to break out of poverty through higher education.
LOVING GIFT: A woman's "love affair" with the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg results in a $2 million gift to the institution.
PICKUP LINE: A Tampa businessman finds success with his software designed to ease congestion at school dropoff and pickup times.
PARKLAND POST-MORTEM: Not everything went wrong inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High as Nikolas Cruz went on a shooting rampage. Many teachers and students reacted in a way that saved lives, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DRUG TESTING: A federal appeals court rejects a Palm Beach County woman's lawsuit contending the local school district had no right to drug test her prior to employment as a substitute teacher, Florida Record reports.
ENROLLMENT: Northwest Florida school districts see student numbers rise, even as the overall state count falls short of annual projections, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
FRESH STARTS: Sarasota County School Board leaders aim to reduce the tensions on the panel as they begin a new year, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Volusia County School Board members look beyond past discord to focus on critical issues of elementary school academics and campus safety, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Students from three Lake County high schools are putting together a community project through the first Clermont Youth Council, the Daily Commercial reports.
HOME SCHOOLING: Volusia County school district officials look for ways to serve the area's growing home-school population with expanded online programs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
MATH LESSONS: Some Flagler County high school students learn their math through business applications, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CAMPAIGN VIOLATIONS: A Flagler County School Board member faces fines up to $10,000 over a 2016 campaign ethics complaint, the Florida Times-Union reports.