Florida education news: FCAT, guidance counselors, Jeopardy! and more
CUTTING CORNERS: Florida college students can save their limited money with some lessons in frugality offered by Times reporter Kim Wilmath.
STRUGGLES: Manatee school officials need to come up with answers to why their schools continually underperform compared to neighboring Sarasota, the Herald-Tribune editorializes.
GUIDANCE: Some Lee school counselors push for a state mandated maximum ratio of students to counselor, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MORE THAN THIS: The success or failure of Florida schools depends on more than the FCAT, Ocala Star-Banner columnist Brad Rogers writes.
THE QUESTION IS: Dozens of South Florida teachers compete for a spot on Jeopardy!, the Miami Herald reports.
HEALTH COSTS: St. Johns school retirees face rising expenses for district health care benefits, the St. Augustine Record reports.
IGNORE THAT F: A Flagler charter school that received a failing state grade seeks to expand, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers ask the school district to reinstitute salary step increases, the Palm Beach Post reports.
EXTRA: Brevard school district leaders hope voters will support a local sales tax for construction and maintenance projects, Florida Today reports.