Florida education news: Environmental education, report cards, elected superintendents and more
HELPING HOMEOWNERS: Stetson Law student David Fernandez, who's translating Florida statutes into Spanish as a project, helps some Hispanic Spanish-speaking homeowners understand their rights. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)
INVEST IN EDUCATION: The United States needs to put more money into schooling to keep the nation competitive, former Polk Community College president Larry Durrence writes in the Lakeland Ledger.
GETTING BACK ON TRACK: Palm Beach leaders are hoping two weeks of meetings with administrators, teachers and parents will help the battling district right itself, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CREATING A VISION: The Collier School Board moves ahead with its strategic plan, the Naples Daily News reports.
WHO NEEDS REPORT CARDS? Lee parents track their children's daily progress with a free Internet service called Parent Link, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DIRTY HANDS: Some Polk students get knee deep in environmental education at a restored wetland, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
ELECTED OR APPOINTED? Burned by their elected superintendent, Monroe leaders are considering a referendum on whether to appoint all future superintendents, the Keynoter reports.