Florida education news: candy handouts, school choice, math in music and more
SET THE EXAMPLE: Florida's schools need to get out of the junk food business — including handing out candy and sugary snacks as treats in class, columnist Dan DeWitt writes. (Photo from vanderbilt.edu)
THIS MIGHT HURT: Schools in Florida and elsewhere expect the next round of budget cuts to hurt in the classroom as federal stimulus funds run out, the AP reports.
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FUN: Florida music and art teachers increasingly include math and reading lessons in their classes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STAYING PUT: Collier schools see a spike in out-of-zone attendance requests as the district changes several boundaries, the Naples Daily News reports.
LOTS OF LOST STUFF: Schools in northeast Florida have a huge volume of items in their lost and found boxes, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO MORE EXCUSES: Lake Worth High in Palm Beach will see major changes if its academic performance doesn't improve, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PROMISES, PROMISES: Palm Beach district officials say they'll communicate better with the public after their failed efforts to overhaul the curriculum, the Sun-Sentinel reports. (via Palm Beach Post)