Florida education news: Caps and gowns, professor of the year, charter school enrollment and more
FIT IN: Wharton High School abandons white robes for honors graduates, upsetting some of the honor students. (Times file photo)
TRAINING? WHAT TRAINING? Aides at Rogers Middle School can't recall being trained how to react when a special needs student goes missing, a sheriff's report shows.
PEP TALK: Hernando High seniors give freshmen insights on how to make it through to graduation.
EQUAL FUNDING: A state advisory panel recommends increased property taxes to put more money toward charter schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
IMPROPER: An accounting report says top State College of Florida officials broke the law in funneling college money to prop up a struggling jobs program, the Herald-Tribune reports.
GROWING: Broward and Miami-Dade districts see big increases in charter school enrollment, the Miami Herald reports.
ENGLISH LESSONS: Lee and Collier counties work to improve their instruction of English for non-native speakers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: Brevard parents prepare to defend their schools from threatened closure over budget issues, Florida Today reports.
"RIDICULOUS": Criminal justice officials raise concerns about an Orlando school where children with severe emotional disabilities are being arrested for behavior tied to their disabilities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.