Florida education news: Fundamental schools, AP exams, virtual field trips and more
DO THE MATH: Retiring St. Petersburg College president Carl Kuttler's demands for $684,000 in back pay don't all add up in his contract.
STOP THE TOWER: Neighbors protest a proposed cell phone tower on Hillsborough's Buchanan Middle School campus.
AT LAST: Some Pasco-Hernando Community College student finally make their way to graduation.
PICK ME! NO, PICK ME! Two Pinellas high schools vie for the chance to become the county's next fundamental school.
FAILURE: Florida high schools' poor passing rate on Advanced Placement exams is a waste of taxpayer money and needs to be fixed, the Times editorializes.
THANKS. NO THANKS: Broward and Miami-Dade district leaders say they want to participate in the Race to the Top. Their union heads aren't so willing, the Miami Herald reports.
SCHOOL STAYS: Manatee approves keeping one-room Duette Elementary open under the guidance of a local foundation, the Bradenton Herald reports.
RECOGNIZING THE JEWISH FAITH: Lee decides to close for classes on the highest Jewish holidays, while Collier will keep its classes in session, the Naples Daily News reports.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: Some Brevard anatomy students watch a live dissection from afar, Florida Today reports.
STILL UNDECIDED: Okaloosa will decide whether to close some shrinking elementary schools in January, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Flagler teachers get their step increases, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • The Escambia district puts raises on the table, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. • UF faculty reach a tentative contract deal, the Gainesville Sun reports.