Florida education news: College tuition, school impact fees, education savings accounts and more
PRICED OUT: The rising costs of Florida's higher education system might price some students out of the market.
'AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS': Florida colleges and universities stand at higher alert four years after a shooting massacre at Virginia Tech.
ENOUGH EXCUSES: The response of Pinellas school leaders to poor performance by black students instills no confidence, the Times editorializes.
PAY PLANS: Orange school officials work on a complex teacher salary schedule that they're unsure will work, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
VIRTUALLY: At least Florida lawmakers plan to increase funding for virtual education, the Stuart News editorializes.
FCAT FIXATION: More than a decade after changing Florida's school system to become FCAT dependent, results show that there's still no consistency in student performance, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.
DIFFENDOOFER DAY: An Alachua elementary school celebrates the end of FCAT testing with kickball and a look forward to more learning, the Gainesville Sun reports.
UNFAIR: Rejected candidates for a Broward counselor job talk about the unfair way the interviews were handled, the Miami Herald reports.
VOUCHERS FOR ALL: A bill to offer Florida families education savings accounts gets a "courtesy" hearing in the Legislature, the News Service of Florida reports.
TOO TALL: Key West residents are upset with a new Monroe middle school that violates the city's height restrictions, the Keynoter reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas School Board member Lew Williams.