Florida education news: Fund raising, stimulus money, charter schools and more
IT TAKES A VILLAGE: Pasco County's brand new Odessa Elementary School turns to parents and community leaders to help collect money for technology.
GOOD DEAL — FOR THE SCHOOL: Several Florida universities make money when their students carry debt on university branded credit cards, the Miami Herald reports. • For-profit colleges are growing in Florida, along with student complaints about them, the Miami Herald reports.
TAKE YOUR TIME: Florida schools, universities and other agencies have yet to spend the bulk of their federal stimulus funds, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
QUESTIONABLE CHARTER: Advanced Academics Inc., a charter firm with schools in Florida and elsewhere, appears to be running as a for-profit company on public funds, the Daily Oklahoman reports.
NIMBY: Location might kill the chances of Marco Island getting its own charter high school, the Naples Daily News reports.
STILL STRONG: Enrollment in Collier private schools remains steady despite the poor economy, the Naples Daily News reports.
INTERNAL COUP: Some key members of the Palm Beach teachers union are trying to oust president Robert Dow, the Palm Beach Post reports.