BUS SAFETY: Hillsborough's outgoing transportation supervisor says the district's buses are old and unreliable, the mechanics underqualified.
STEAM: Brevard schools add the arts to their science and math focus, Florida Today reports.
CONNECTIONS: Education outcomes appear closely connected to economic realities in Florida, Ocala Star-Banner editorial writer Brad Rogers writes.
FCAT: Some Polk educators are happy to see the FCAT go, the Ledger reports.
GRADES: Online gradebooks offer instant access but also added stress for students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TEXTBOOKS: School district leaders raise concerns about their ability to take over instructional materials adoption, the Gainesville Sun reports.