Florida education news: College admission, crowded buses, energy efficiency and more
THEIR BAD: The Pinellas transportation system takes the blame for overcrowded bus routes and stops.
RACE HEATS UP: Hernando School Board veteran Sandra Nicholson draws another challenger, teacher Michael Bainum, in her 2010 reelection bid.
UP TO THE CHALLENGE: Manatee prepares to offer many middle school students college-level academics, which the Bradenton Herald editorializes is an important move in our globally competitive society.
THE ROAD TO RUIN: The Miami Herald chronicles Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher's path from PTA mom to public corruption suspect.
DON'T COME: Palm Beach officials cancel a press conference about academic changes amid plans for a parent protest, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PRINCIPAL, WITH A CHERRY ON TOP: A Boynton Beach elementary school principal lets her students dump ice cream and the fixin's on her after they meet a summer reading challenge, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BUDGET NEWS: Marion's board agrees to dip into reserves to pay for after-school and Saturday enrichment programs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • South Florida high schools make tough choices about which programs to cut — athletics and bands are feeling the pinch, the Miami Herald reports. • Bay schools save nearly $350,000 through aggressive energy efficiency programs, the Panama City News Herald reports.