Florida education news: Charter school profits, FCAT cheating, unfunded mandates and more
RAISING AWARENESS: Hillsborough teacher Rafael Martin runs to raise money for his students with autism. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)
IT'S NOT THE SCHOOLS: It's the school buildings that make a profit for charter firm Mavericks in Education, CEO Frank Biden tells the New Times.
DENIED: The Florida Department of Education rejects five Palm Beach schools' appeals of FCAT cheating charges, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WHAT'S THE PRIORITY? In Florida, it's not really public education, Palm Beach Post columnist Jac Ver Steeg writes.
CUT THE CODE: Florida lawmakers should remove more unfunded mandates from the backs of county school systems, the Panama City News-Herald editorializes.
NO CHILD GOES WITHOUT: A Bradenton woman endeavors to ensure all students have needed school supplies, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MORE DEGREES, MORE JOBS: The Florida Board of Governors looks to increase math and science degrees awarded as an economic development driver, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.