BEST AND BRIGHTEST BONUS: Keep it, some Florida teachers are telling state lawmakers.
WHAT TEACHER SHORTAGE? Northeast Florida schools have no trouble hiring, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Central Florida schools wish they were so lucky, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • New teachers prepare for their first day in Sarasota and Manatee schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TASTE TESTS: Miami-Dade school meal planners try to find foods kids like that meet nutrition guidelines, State Impact Florida reports.
SO EARLY: Half of Manatee high schools will begin classes at 7:30 a.m. — 15 minutes earlier than before, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Be sure to get enough sleep by limiting screen time, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SO 20TH CENTURY: Monroe district leaders advocate a return to paper and pencil state testing, the Miami Herald reports.
DON'T USE TOO MUCH GLUE: Older Brevard elementary students offer incoming kindergartners some advice, Florida Today reports.
UPGRADING: Marion schools get new computers, websites and a student information system, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SNIFFING AROUND: Police dogs return to Palm Beach schools for drug and weapon sweeps, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ALWAYS WATCHING: Collier schools launch a website for parents to track their children's school buses, the Naples Herald reports.