Florida education news: FCAT, school bullying, science education and more
GET IT RIGHT: With so much riding on FCAT results, poor performance by the state is unacceptable, the Pensacola News-Journal editorializes.
ALL ABOUT BULLYING: Students at a Broward middle school write a book about bullying to be distributed to all district elementary schools in the fall, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TEACHING SCIENCE: A local foundation gives Charlotte and Sarasota schools a multimillion-dollar grant to support improved science education, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CLASS SIZE FIGHT: Brevard leaders consider whether to join a lawsuit challenging new penalties for failure to meet class size requirements, Florida Today reports.
CONFUSED: A referendum to change the Monroe school system to an appointed superintendent confuses voters because the word "appointed" doesn't appear in the wording, the Keynoter reports.
FORGET FRIDAYS: The St. Johns school district closes for a full week to save on energy costs, the St. Augustine Record reports.
BOOK RENTALS: The Santa Fe College bookstore offers students some key textbooks for rent rather than purchase at less than half the cost, the Gainesville Sun reports.