Florida education news: Field trips, parent involvement, graduation rates and more
EXPERIENCES: Students at Gulf Coast Academy in Spring Hill learn about fencing, kayaking and other skills through field trips intended to broaden their knowledge. (Photo courtesy of Paulette Lash Ritchie)
REACHING OUT: Hernando schools expand their efforts to involve parents in learning with workshops and seminars.
TOO POLITICAL: Pasco's elected superintendent position injects unneeded politics and fear into the school system, the Times editorializes.
NEAR THE BOTTOM: Florida's graduation rate is among the worst in the nation, the Palm Beach Post reports.
COSTLY: Some Broward school construction projects could be more expensive that necessary because the department in charge has failed to make recommended changes in operations, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MORE MONEY: Miami-Dade increases its pay scale for administrators, the Miami Herald reports.
SEARCHING: State College of Florida names a new interim president while searching for a full-time leader, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ARRESTED: A Brevard teacher faces child abuse charges for alleged actions against students with special needs, Florida Today reports.
LABOR NEWS: Walton teachers reach a tentative deal on pay, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
JOB SECURITY: Florida officials discuss whether to make it harder for community college professors to earn tenure, the Orlando Sentinel reports.