Florida education news: FCAT, budget cuts, senior pranks and more
SETTING THE STANDARD: Sunlake High seniors revel in being their school's first-ever graduating class. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)
WILL THEY WALK? The Hernando High seniors who vandalized their school as a senior prank learn today whether they get to participate in Monday's graduation.
MORE ROOM FOR COLLEGE: Pasco-Hernando Community College expands its Brooksville campus.
OUT THE DOOR: Manatee's Freedom Elementary loses its first and only principal to retirement, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DRASTIC CUTS: Miami-Dade College, the nation's largest institution of higher education, lays off staff, cancels programs and stops recruiting students as it reaches the end of its budget rope, the Miami Herald reports.
TWO OF A KIND: Twins share the spotlight as co-valedictorians of a Collier high school, the Naples Daily News reports.
THEY'LL COMPETE ANYWAY: Doing away with the valedictorian and salutatorian honors in Palm Beach high schools won't solve anything, Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino writes.
TB AT DOE? A judge orders a hearing over whether some Florida Department of Education workers were unknowingly exposed to tuberculosis, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
SIT UP STRAIGHT: A Panhandle charter school finds it gets better results and behavior from students by letting them sit on yoga balls instead of chairs, the Panama City News-Herald reports.