Florida education news: DREAM Act, laptop computers, double dipping and more
'SHELVED AGAIN': Florida lawmakers again kill a bill that would give in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants living in the state. (Miami Herald photo)
TIME TO LEAD: The elected Pinellas School Board must set a more focused course for the district to improve its academic performance, the Times editorializes.
IT'S NOT OVER: Seminole leaders say the dashed plan to shut down some schools likely will come up again next year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CRIPPLING CUTS: Florida continues to slash millions from colleges and universities even as leaders say higher education is critical to the state's economic future, the NY Times reports.
STILL NO RECOGNITION: High-performing Florida schools continue to wait for their state recognition funds, the St. Augustine Record reports.
OFF THE DESK: The Okaloosa school system will give teachers back their laptop computers a year after forcing a change to desktops, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Flagler School Board prepares to amend its teachers' contract to include evaluations based on student performance, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
DOUBLE DIPPER: Palm Beach's new superintendent draws both a salary and a state pension at the same time, the Palm Beach Post reports.