Florida education news: FCAT scores, FAMU hazing, homeless students and more
'PROFOUND IMPACT': Florida school leaders prepare for the fallout of expected higher passing scores on the FCAT, Florida Today reports. The likely outcome is more failing students, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The State Board of Education meets at 8 a.m. today to decide the scores.
TENSE TIMES: The alleged hazing homicide at FAMU has forced Floridians into that uncomfortable conversation about race, Time reports. Hazing is not just Florida's problem, CNN reports. FAMU's case has led UF to look into its hazing policies too, the Gainesville Sun reports. The FAMU board of trustees meets today to discuss options, the AP reports.
NOT SO SIMPLE: A former Edison State College administrator predicts sanctions in the school's reaccreditation bid, the Naples Daily News reports.
STEP IN TIME: Select Duval students learn stepping as a way to build confidence, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HE WANTS TO STAY: Monroe superintendent Jesus Jara asks for a long-term contract after serving through a "trial by fire," the Keynoter reports.
HELPING HAND: A Lake high school student creates a campus food and clothing store for needy schoolmates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.