Florida education news: FCAT, class size, Facebook and more
INSURMOUNTABLE GOAL? Florida's law that at least 60 percent of voters must approve constitutional amendments might doom several proposals, including changes to the class-size amendment, columnist Howard Troxler writes. (Image from waa.co.uk)
PAY ATTENTION: A Lee teacher could lose his job for listening to his iPod while administering last year's FCAT exam, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO DECISION: The Manatee School Board delays action on a settlement with Florida State University over the use of the Seminole team logo, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The Manatee teachers union fights a policy that would limit their social networking even when not at work, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CLASS-SIZE CHEATING? The Broward teachers union gets reports of several instances of fraudulent reporting of class-size compliance in area schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NURSES NEEDED: Polk State College gives the green light to a four-year nursing degree program to help fill the state's need for more nurses, the Lakeland Ledger reports.