Florida education news: FCAT testing, lunch prices, bullying and more
FCAT FAILURE: Florida education officials lower the FCAT writing passing score for school grades as teachers say they weren't properly trained for the new standard. • Superintendents suggest the FLDOE should review its problem rather than just paper it over, the St. Augustine Record reports. • The state's education accountability system is losing credibility, the Times editorializes.
SEEKING SAVINGS: Pinellas school district leaders review ideas for cutting spending.
PROMISES, PROMISES: Pasco School Board and civic leaders discuss plans to seek renewal of the Penny for Pasco sales tax.
LUNCH LINES: Hernando School Board members are divided on how to increase cafeteria prices.
WHO'S ON BOARD? St. Petersburg College trustees aren't sure if they're still officially trustees.
SAFETY CONCERNS: Miami-Dade parents worry that their children are not protected from bullies as the district investigates reports of bullying, the Miami Herald reports.
DROP IN: The Duval school district considers expanding its returning dropout program within schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CHOICES: In Lee County, students like school choice while parents aren't so keen on it, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO CHOICES: Lake schools move to mandate student uniforms, the Orlando Sentinel reports.