Florida education news: FCAT scores, school taxes, tuition guarantee and more
HEAVY WEIGHT: A student's value is so much more than an FCAT score, yet the latest scoring debacle takes a toll on many kids, El Nuevo Herald columnist Daniel Shoer Roth writes.
MONEY ON THE WAY: Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach schools stand to get millions back from the federal government for their education of Haitian earthquake refugees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TAX SWAP: Manatee officials propose cutting the local capital projects tax rate in exchange for increasing the operating millage, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NEW PRIORITIES: A citizens' committee reviews Bay County's construction and maintenance work list and comes up with some new ideas, the Panama City News-Herald reports.
PENSACOLA PROMISE: The Pensacola City Council might ask voters to support a program that would guarantee qualified city residents tuition to local colleges and trade programs, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.