Florida education news: Budget deals, school suspensions, classroom cuts and more
IT'S A DEAL: Florida lawmakers reach a budget compromise in time to end session on time. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)
USF IS HIRING: The University of South Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland is looking for more full-time instructors, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? Dozens of Broward schools tell librarians and teachers of art, music and P.E. they can keep their jobs at half-time and half pay, or enter the pool for a full-time position, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SORTA SUSPENDED: Duval schools use out-of-school centers to keep kids who are suspended in classrooms rather than putting them on the streets, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Incoming freshmen for Florida universities meet and network through Facebook before setting foot on campus, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BANDWIDTH FOR SALE: Manatee schools secure some extra cash by selling its extra broadcasting capacity, the Herald-Tribune reports.
LABOR NEWS: A hearing officer rules with the Polk teachers union in a dispute over health care insurance changes, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
AFFECTING THE STUDENTS: Brevard leaders worry that a next round of budget cuts will begin to impact the classroom, Florida Today reports.
MEETING CLASS SIZE: Florida district officials worry that they can't afford to comply with the final phase of the state's class size amendment, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
A SLIGHT INCREASE: The University of Florida expects a small funding increase after years of cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.