Florida education news: Furloughs, virtual school, fruits and vegetables, and more
FURLOUGH FACEOFF: Pasco school employees and the administration hope to reach an accord on mandatory unpaid leave as part of the district's budget cutting plans. • Bay teachers agree to take four furlough days, the Panama City News Herald reports.
FINDING DIRECTION: A local pastor helps some Tampa boys find more meaning in their schooling and life.
ACCREDITATION IN JEOPARDY: Miami Dade College, the nation's largest community college, could lose its accreditation if it can't get more full-time faculty, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MORE CHOICES: Florida law makes it easier to take online courses, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS: The Florida Board of Education should help two struggling Miami high schools succeed and not force them to close, the Miami Herald editorializes.
BUDGET WOES: Manatee residents and teachers lament the district's plans to cut pay and positions, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Seminole leaders say they might seek a tax increase to cover expected shortfalls, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ANOTHER VACANCY: Florida Board of Education member Mark Kaplan resigns to take a job in Minnesota, the Palm Beach Post reports. The board now has two open seats.
MORE FRESH FOOD: Florida is one of two states to participate in a federal program to get kids healthier school meals, the Lakeland Ledger reports.