Florida education news: Arts education, diversity, corruption and more
IMPACT FEES: Hernando School Board members are examining whether the district can afford to cut them.
SAVE THE ARTS: Palm Beach district leaders will meet with community arts activists to talk about what happened to the district's art education master plan, the Palm Beach Daily News reports.
FIGHTING MAD: Cooper City mounts an opposition to Broward's plans to bus nearly 200 middle school students to a school outside the city, the Miami Herald reports.
GROWING DIVERSITY: Lake County students now are 40 percent minorities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
KEEP IN TOUCH: Ousted Broward board member Beverly Gallagher frequently texted an FBI agent who posed as a developer but was investigating her during the months leading to her arrest, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NOT ALL-SEEING: Security cameras at one Collier high school don't get full coverage, and can't help a girl prove or disprove that she was raped on campus, the Naples Daily News reports.
GRASSROOTS: The Palm Beach Post dissects the planning that went into parents' attack of the district's hated new curriculum plan, which now has been scaled back.
GUARANTEED: Brevard Community College promises students that if a course appears in its class schedule, it will be offered regardless of how many students enroll, Florida Today reports.
STILL PRAYING: Students have picked up where administrators left off in Santa Rosa's battle over prayer at school and school-related events, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. (Be sure to check out the several related stories in this series.)
SETTING GOALS: Polk will reexamine its strategic plan for improving high school graduation, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
FALLING SHORT: Orange schools have missed the mark in achieving some of the requirements in the district's desegregation order, the Orlando Sentinel reports.