Florida education news: Dual enrollment, FCAT scores, charter school expansion and more
GETTING AHEAD: Pasco High senior Timothy Dombrowski is among a growing number of high school students taking advantage of dual enrollment in college, finishing his degree before earning his diploma. (Times photo, Michele Miller)
GRADE DEFLATION: Changes to FCAT scoring would result in huge passing rate declines among Pinellas schools.
SCHOOL READINESS FRAUD? A new state audit finds misuse of funds in Florida's child care subsidy program, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CHARTER CONFUSION: A Bay charter school plans to expand under the state's high performance law, raising questions among district officials over whether the school can act unilaterally, the Panama City News-Herald reports.
A BETTER WAY? State Sen. Mike Bennett calls for a committee to look into a three-tiered higher education system for Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WHAT'S $111,000? The Broward School Board ponders contributing to a pricey scoreboard for a high school in the midst of its budget woes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BRING HIM BACK: Volusia parents and students agitate for the return of a popular coach who was dismissed without explanation, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Seminole officials zero in on specific schools they might shut down because of budget, the Orlando Sentinel reports.