Florida education news: Costly administration, football pride, magnet schools and more
HEY BIG SPENDER: After vowing to cut administrative costs, the Pinellas school district still remains among the most top heavy in Florida.
TOUGH CALL: Escambia's superintendent stands by his decision to close schools in anticipation of Hurricane Ida, which subsequently was downgraded, the Pensacola News Journal reports. Several Panhandle districts will close Tuesday because of the storm, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
EDUCATION INNOVATION: Florida gets some of the top marks in a new national analysis of state education systems, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
A SOURCE OF SPIRIT: Pahokee High's football team brings pride to an otherwise poor and struggling rural Palm Beach community, USA Today reports.
SHARE THE BLAME: Florida's school system has its flaws, but the parents suing over their children's failure to graduate from the Palm Beach district need to do their part, too, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.
GRAD COACHES: The Manatee district will hire graduation coaches to help its two D-rated high schools improve their graduation rates, the Bradenton Herald reports.
PLEASE COME: Broward adds three new magnet schools in hopes of luring students to its under-capacity schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Central Florida Community College finds some money for raises and bonuses, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
GETTING DOWN WITH IT: A rap class inspires some struggling teens to stay in school at Manatee Bayshore High, the Herald-Tribune reports.
STUDENTS SPEAK: Leon superintendent Jackie Pons holds forums with students to address their concerns, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.