In Wednesday’s education headlines.
Student helps classmates overcome bullying with positive messages – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com A bully tried to make Rebecca Zerbo felt bad about herself. Now the Boca Raton seventh grader is using the experience to make other students feel better about themselves. She started Positive Pocket, which offers portable words of inspiration for classmates needing a boost. (sun-sentinel.com)
School P.E. debate heads to the Legislature | TBO.com The Legislature will consider ending a requirement that middle school students take a semester of physical education. School administrators complained the mandate tied their hands, but health advocates want to keep the gym requirement. (2.tbo.com)
Mount Dora homeless student overcomes odds, earns national scholarship – OrlandoSentinel.com Zabia Poole moved 11 times during his childhood. He sold scrap metal to help his family pay the bills. Now the Mount Dora senior is one of 15 students who has won a national scholarship for homeless students. (orlandosentinel.com)