Florida education news: FCAT, adjunct professors, school uniforms and more
MORE MONEY: Florida is not the only state where some districts and teachers are opposing the Race to the Top. Still, the Obama administration is so pleased with the response that it's seeking $1.3 billion more from Congress to extend the program, the NY Times reports.
UNHEALTHY OBSESSION? Florida's attachment to the FCAT hurts its ability to seek true education reform, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.
TEACHING TO THE TEST: South Florida districts look for better ways to stop teachers from teaching template writing for the FCAT, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GROWING AGAIN: Florida Gulf Coast University looks into buying another 505 acres for a research center and other new facilities, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PART-TIME PROFS: Edward Waters College in Jacksonville has almost as many adjuncts as full-time faculty because of the bad economy, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LOOK SHARP: Seminole warns students to dress nicely or face districtwide uniforms, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
COMPUTERS ALL AROUND: Willis Elementary in Manatee grabs kids' attention with heavy doses of technology in the classroom, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SAVE OUR SCHOOL: Some Okaloosa parents get one more shot at trying to stop the district from closing their school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Lake teachers reach "the best agreement we can get," the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DEFENSE DOLLARS: Several Tallahassee area colleges and universities share in the latest Defense budget haul, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.