Florida education news: College graduation, GOP agenda, school dress codes and more
'NEVER GIVE UP': St. Petersburg College graduate Spenser Reed overcame adversity to fight his way to a degree with honors. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)
GETTING THEIR WAY: Florida Republicans pass much of their agenda, including many education changes, during the 2011 session, the Gannett News Service reports.
EASING THE TRANSITION: Two military veterans create a website aimed at helping other returning vets acclimate to State College of Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports.
RACE BAITING: Those who complain that Florida charter schools are segregated ignore that the segregation is voluntary, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.
MONEY MAKERS? Palm Beach schools budget advisors suggest looking into leasing land for cell towers and selling ad space on buses, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TOO MUCH: Having Florida lawmakers regulate students' pants is unneeded grandstanding, Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino writes.
WHAT TO WEAR: The Volusia School Board considers new dress code restrictions, the Daytona Beach News Journal reports.
$100,000 GOAL: Students at a Palm Beach high school try to raise money to protect their arts classes from cuts, the Sun-Sentinel reports.