Florida education news: Back to school, student retention, school prayer and more
MIND THOSE FLASHING LIGHTS: Pasco County drivers, pay attention. The school buses hit the streets again Monday as classes resume Monday.
ONE MORE TIME: Brevard schools have one of the most strict student retention policies in Florida, Florida Today reports.
RESTORE THE TRUST: The Florida Department of Education needs to do more to reassure Floridians in the accuracy of the FCAT results, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
IT'S COMPLICATED: Palm Beach school officials say actually meeting Florida's class size requirements isn't as easy as just counting kids, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Volusia schools look at several methods including multi-age classrooms to deal with the amendment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ALL OVER THE BOARD: Many Lee schools have had both good and bad school grades, but they average out fairly well over time, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BALKING: A Palm Beach county commissioner doesn't want to let the School Board ask voters to increase their school property tax rate, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PAY ATTENTION: Florida ninth-graders fail at a greater rate than any other students, prompting central Florida schools to look for more ways to help the teens, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT CAN THEY SAY? Santa Rosa school employees still struggle to make sense of their district's consent decree on religious expression in schools, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
ONLINE EDUCATION: Students don't have to live far from the University of Florida to participate in the school's distance learning programs, the Gainesville Sun reports.