Florida education news: Discipline, consultants, busing and more
DISPROPORTIONATE: Civic leaders use the Trayvon Martin case to highlight the problems with Florida schools disciplining African-American students at levels much higher than any other group, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The case has kids asking questions, too, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TOO MUCH: Manatee officials defend spending millions on consultants while some question whether staff could have done the work, the Bradenton Herald reports.
PRIVATIZE: A Citrus County lawmaker proposes privatizing public school busing, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
MORE SPACE: NASA's Space University program considers expansion to handle a long waiting list, Florida Today reports.
GETTING THERE: A new road to USF Polytechnic finally opens, the Ledger reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Monroe teachers union will appeal two cases on contract moves that didn't go its way, the Keynoter reports.