INNOVATION: Florida’s chancellor for innovation, a newly created position, gets a large portfolio for his job assignment. The work includes executing the governor’s orders and priorities, which encompasses major initiatives such as revising state standards.
DISSATISFACTION: A Hillsborough County school district survey of teachers shows many educators at Jennings Middle share the deep concerns that prompted one of their colleagues to make a very public exit from the profession.
STUDENT SUCCESSES: A Hillsborough County middle school student shares her story in an essay contest and wins a college scholarship. • A teen from Haiti who landed in Orlando speaking almost no English three years ago presses ahead to earn her high school graduation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TEACHER PAY: Boosting teacher salaries will be a top budget priority for Pasco County schools, the superintendent tells the School Board.
THAT TEACHER WITH A GUN: A Pinellas County teacher who brought a loaded gun and knives to school hints she did so as a political statement after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law changes to the state’s guardian program.
SECURITY: The Broward County school district makes it easier to become a school guard, and moves to pay more for the position, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • The Osceola County School Board votes unanimously not to allow classroom teachers to carry guns in school in the guardian program, Spectrum 13 reports.
CODE RED: Police swarm a Broward County high school after a fight breaks out and someone reports one of the students has a gun, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
10 DAYS: The Lee County school district has 10 days to fix findings that it misused $3.9 million in taxpayer money, or face a loss of state funding, WINK reports.
GRADUATION RATES: The Charlotte County school district announces its graduation rate increased by 6 percentage points, surpassing the state average, the Charlotte Sun reports.
YOUR DIPLOMA’S IN THE MAIL: A Palm Beach County teen who brought a pellet gun to school is barred from his commencement ceremony, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GETTING THERE: Sarasota County will examine how to improve safety for students traveling to Brentwood Elementary after a 9-year-old is killed in traffic on his way to school, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SAVING LIVES: Some Sarasota County middle school students learn to use trauma kits to stop potentially fatal bleeding, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BUS CRASH: Four Brevard County students are taken to the hospital after their school bus crashes with a car, Florida Today reports.
SCHOOL THREATS: An Orange County middle school will have heightened security after a faculty member receives a threat of violence, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TODAY: Florida Board of Education, 9 a.m., Tampa