Florida education news: After-school programs, summer reading camp, early release days and more
PROTECTING PROGRAMS: Hillsborough County parents urge county commissioners not to cut park-based afterschool programs. (Times file photo)
ALL TAXED OUT? The leader of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association worries that county voters won't support renewal of a tax that bolsters teacher pay and other operations.
BECOMING BETTER READERS: Many Highlands County third graders use summer reading camp to improve their academic skills, the Sebring News-Sun reports.
ENJOY YOUR WEDNESDAYS: Manatee schools consider continuation of weekly early-release days for teacher planning, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TAKE THE CLASSES: Edison State College won't strip degrees from nearly 270 students who received them without taking all the proper classes, but will allow the students to enroll in the needed courses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BUDGET CUTS: Walton school officials look to administration first when slashing spending by $16 million, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Bay district leaders hope high school scheduling changes will save millions, the Panama City News Herald reports.
ON ITS OWN: University of Central Florida trustees pledge to run a new dental school with private donations only, the Orlando Sentinel reports.