Florida education news: Achievement gap, strategic planning, FRAG grants and more
PRIORITIES: Newly sworn Pinellas School Board member Rene Flowers says reducing the achievement gap is among her primary goals.
CLARITY: The Hernando school district unveils its new, shorter and more direct strategic plan.
NOT YET: Not enough time has passed, or enough safeguards put in place, to warrant the return of FAMU's Marching 100 band, the Times editorializes.
SETTLED: Florida Christian College wins a court dispute with the state that will allow its students to receive FRAG grants, the News Service of Florida reports.
LICENSE LOST: A former Broward teacher has her teaching certificate rescinded after soliciting massages from students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PUNISHMENT: A Palm Beach jury sought to penalize the school district for its poor management that allowed for a school bus attack of an autistic student, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
COLLEGE BOUND: Low-income and at-risk Orlando area students can learn about access to higher education in a Valencia College program, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM: The University of Florida seeks to take advantage of the state's push to offer more online university courses, the Gainesville Sun reports.