Florida education news: Charter schools, for-profit colleges, Advanced Placement and more
WHAT'S NEXT? Florida charter schools stand at a crossroad as the nation ponders the future of this alternative model of school governance. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)
NOT INTERESTED: The University of South Florida has no immediate plans to adopt flat rate tuition.
PUBLIC V. PRIVATE: A group of Florida for-profit colleges blasts a public college in Jacksonville for blasting for-profit colleges, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Some South Florida former students and employees sue their for-profit colleges, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DEALING WITH IT: Lake County schools face lots of complaints about mold, but officials say they tackle each one immediately, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
AP MENTORS: A Manatee high school recruits upperclassmen to help freshmen prepare for the rigors of Advanced Placement, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS: Miami-Dade's energy conservation program generates about $6 million in savings, the Miami Herald reports.
OLD ENOUGH: 16-year-old Ralph Jones Jr. is FAMU's youngest degree seeker, the Tallahassee Democrat reports (via Herald-Tribune).
NEW BUSES: Marion school district leaders are pressing to purchase new buses despite the board's decision to delay, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
WORKING TOGETHER: The Alachua School Board needs to overcome political obstacles to cooperate, the Gainesville Sun reports.