Florida education news: FCAT preparations, per-student funding, local-option taxes and more
FOCUSED ON FCAT: With the FCAT writing exam just days away, Pasco's River Ridge High gave all sophomores a daylong writing workshop to hone their skills. • FCAT prep is taking place in Lee, too, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
SECRET TO SUCCESS: Star principal Steve Perry tells Duval leaders to stop blaming parents and community for students' performance in school, saying good schooling can make the difference, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SHORTCHANGED? Some Florida school districts contend they don't get their fair share of per-student funding, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
JUST SAYING NO: Opposition mounts to an effort to renew Sarasota's local-option school property tax, the Herald-Tribune reports.
UNCERTAIN TIMES: Central Florida students and recent graduates try to figure out what the next hot job will be, the Orlando Sentinel reports.