Florida education news: Financial aid, Facebook, digital textbooks and more
NO 'TAKEAWAY': In the political battle over union dues for Florida school teachers and other state employees, Politifact finds the rhetoric doesn't match reality.
NOT A PRIORITY: Florida leaders have yet to make early education a high priority, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FINANCIAL AID FOCUS: The days of merit-based financial aid might be over for Florida college and university students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TEAMWORK: A Broward elementary school pairs mainstream students with children who have disabilities for the Special Olympics, the Miami Herald reports.
MAKING THEIR CASE: Four finalists cite their credentials in hope of becoming the next Collier schools superintendent, the Naples Daily News reports.
DIFFERENT APPROACHES: Treasure Coast school districts have different ideas about how to balance budgets for the coming year, the Stuart News reports.
GOING DIGITAL: Palm Beach school leaders say there's not enough money available to meet a proposal to have all digital instructional materials in five years, the Palm Beach Post reports.
HOW MUCH? Palm Beach School Board members look want to pay enough, but not too much, for their next superintendent, the Palm Beach Post reports.
MANAGING FACEBOOK: The Manatee school district struggles to deal with social networking between students and staff, the Herald-Tribune reports.
POWERFUL PARTNERS: Several Florida colleges and universities hire politicians to give them clout in Tallahassee, the AP reports.