Florida education news: Driver education, school accessibility, Russian lessons and more
DRIVER'S ED: Hernando high school students must pay a fee and get no credits in the district's new driver education program. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
EDUCATION FUNDING: Florida lawmakers must understand that the state's universities cannot be the best if they're underfunded, the Times editorializes. • Same thing for the K-12 system, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
REPUTATION AT STAKE: Edison State College suffers a leadership crisis, the Naples Daily News reports.
IMPROVING ACCESS: Palm Beach schools look for ways to make schools more accessible to people with disabilities, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LEARNING RUSSIAN: Flagler approves a new charter focused on the Russian language, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
HIGH HOPES: College of Central Florida gets a new president, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SCARY WALK: Lake County middle and high school students traverse some dangerous roads as the school district cuts back on courtesy bus routes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CLOSER LOOK: Monroe officials say they'll be putting new charter school applications under more scrutiny than in the past, the Keynoter reports.