Florida education news: FCAT, Race to the Top, Seminole pact and more
NO MORE FCAT? Florida lawmakers prepare to replace the high school FCAT with end-of-course exams.
IDEAS ALL AROUND: Hillsborough students give their School Board a piece of their mind during a forum. • Pasco lawmakers hear from students during classroom visits before their annual legislative delegation meeting.
COLLEGE EXPANSION: Pasco-Hernando Community College reaches a land deal that will allow it to open a new campus in Wesley Chapel.
ART SHOW: Pasco Centennial Middle School art teacher Lesli Platt finds an art gallery to display her students' work, so people will actually see them.
FULL STEAM AHEAD: Collier won't derail its plans to rezone attendance boundaries despite mounting support for changes to the class size amendment, the Naples Daily News reports.
'THEY MESSED UP': The Broward School Board should have joined the Race to the Top, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
NAME THAT BUILDING: New College is opening a new academic center that's to be the hub of the campus, and naming rights are available for $5 million, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE: Gov. Charlie Crist won't rule out another try to seal a gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe, with the revenue backing public education, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SNUFF IT OUT: Edison College bans smoking on campus, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BUSING STUDY: The Lee School Board orders up an $80,000 study to look for savings in student busing, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DEAL ON DESEGREGATION: Orange schools reach a deal to end 50 years of federal oversight, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BORROWED MONEY: Charlotte schools will take a $60 million loan to replace two of the district's oldest buildings, the Herald-Tribune reports.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Two Alachua career academies — environmental engineering and culinary — join forces to grow and prepare a special meal, the Gainesville Sun reports.