Florida education news: Charter schools, accountability, public prayer and more
STRICTER CONTROLS: Florida lawmakers must tighten the loopholes that allow for financial abuse of the charter school system, columnist John Romano writes. (Times file photo)
FLORIDA MODEL: Florida's education accountability system guides many states and even the Obama administration, the Guardian reports.
PRAY: A Clay pastor continues to lead prayers outside public schools, prompting a debate on aspects of public prayer, the Florida Times-Union reports.
STATUS QUO: Getting rid of State College of Florida president Lars Hafner doesn't necessarily mean the end of his programs, the Herald-Tribune reports.
PERCEPTION: Students, faculty and parents work to change the poor reputation of East Lee High School, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STOCKING UP: Florida teachers might get debit cards from the state to help pay for classroom supplies, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TRAINING: Florida leaders hope increasing the numbers of students graduating with STEM degrees will fill job vacancies around the state, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ZONING: Seminole school boundary changes depend on how the district deals with school choice options in the Sanford area, the Orlando Sentinel reports.