Florida education news: Campaign cards, college plans, lawsuits and more
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? Pasco School Board candidate Billie Kaleel takes some flak for designing a campaign card that looks a lot like that of opponent Alison Crumbley.
LISTEN TO PARENTS: The Pinellas School Board would be wise to consult parents more often on controversial matters like starting times before voting on the items, the Times editorializes.
ADDING UNDERCLASSMEN: USF Sarasota-Manatee prepares to add more freshman and sophomore courses, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WHO NEEDS ZONING? A charter school company sues the city of Coral Gables, demanding approval for a school despite zoning rules, the Miami Herald reports.
TAX SWITCH: Lee and Collier counties move money from their capital budgets to the operating side in order to make ends meet, the Naples Daily News reports.
FORGET COLLEGE: A growing number of Florida high school graduates forego higher education, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CONFUSING: Changes to the scoring of Florida's FCAT writing test have some parents and educators questioning the value of the exam, the Palm Beach Post reports.
END IT ALREADY: The Santa Rosa school district seeks dismissal of a continuing federal lawsuit involving prayer in schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.