Florida education news: Achievement gap, dropout prevention, International Baccalaureate and more
NEVER MIND: Pinellas officials cancel a proposed outside study of why the district's black students perform more poorly as a group than others in the state. (Times file photo)
TOO EXPENSIVE: The Hernando school district can't justify bus rides to private day cares as it cuts regular bus routes and other spending, the Times editorializes.
ONE VOICE: A coalition of central Florida school boards allows districts to reach consensus on key issues and speak as one to lawmakers, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
STICK WITH IT: Florida State College at Jacksonville offers potential high school dropouts a path to a diploma and college credits, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TOO MUCH STRESS: The Palm Beach teachers union asks for more tools to deal with workplace stress during contract negotiations, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FORGET IT: Monroe delays implementation of the International Baccalaureate program because of the cost, the Keynoter reports.
COME TO SCHOOL: A tiny Escambia elementary school rallies to stave off closure, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.