Florida education news: field trips, perfect FCAT scores, smoking ban and more
REVERSE FIELD TRIP: The Tampa Bay History Center brings artifacts and lessons to schools, such as Oakstead Elementary in Pasco, as districts scale back their field trip budgets. (Times photo, Michele Miller)
WHAT'S IN A NAME? A selection committee narrows the naming possibilities for Hernando's new high school to four geographic choices.
MUSICAL CHAIRS: Hernando interim superintendent Sonya Jackson shifts four principals into different schools.
STILL BLOATED: The Pinellas school district needs to cut more from the top, the Times editorializes.
SHUT IT DOWN: St. Lucie plans to close a financially struggling charter school at the end of the semester, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
INPUT WANTED: Brevard seeks parent comments as the district prepares to rezone nine crowded schools, Florida Today reports.
PERFECT: Gary Wang, a Polk seventh-grader, earns perfect FCAT scores — three times, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
TOO MUCH OVERTIME: Broward discovers it has overpaid overtime and looks for solutions, the Miami Herald reports.
WELCOME BACK? St. Lucie gives a new classroom to the teacher who let her kindergarten class vote out a classmate, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
NO SMOKING: UF proposes a smoking ban that would include fraternities and sororities, the Gainesville Sun reports.