Florida education news: Culinary arts, financial mismanagement, college loans and more
CARROT COOKOFF: Culinary students from two Hillsborough high schools go head-to-head in an Iron Chef-style competition featuring carrots. (Photo from Rolling Pin)
MISUSED MONEY: Two USF Polytechnic administrators could lose their jobs for financial mismanagement, and the school's former leader also faces an investigation.
GOOD INVESTMENT: Congress should support keeping the interest rates low on college loans, the Times editorializes.
BAD MOVE: Florida's move to computerized FCAT testing without enough computers created too many opportunities to cheat, the Miami Herald editorializes.
NEVER MIND: The University of Florida drops plans to cut its computer sciences department amid an overwhelmingly negative reaction, the Gainesville Sun reports.
CONFUSION: South Florida parents get mixed messages on Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day as it falls during FCAT testing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Bay school district heads to a special magistrate to help resolve contract negotiation disagreements with support personnel, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SAVE OUR SCHOOL: Parents of a financially troubled Miami charter school slated for closure ask officials to let the school stay open, the Miami Herald reports.
READY TO RUN: Duval district leaders edge closer to allowing a second KIPP charter school to open despite academic troubles at the county's first one, the Florida Times Union reports.
UNDONE: Palm Beach's new superintendent makes changes in his top administration, the Palm Beach Post reports.