Florida education news: Gov. Rick Scott's priorities, blended learning, engineering and more
PRIORITIES: Gov. Rick Scott's education plan for the coming legislative session calls for steady per-student funding, expanded school choice and charter options, and continued progress toward the Common Core.
MUSIC LESSONS: Pasco Northwest Elementary fifth graders jump at the chance to play in the school's Orff Ensemble.
BLENDED: Florida Virtual School begins to offer courses that combine online and in-classroom components, Education Week reports.
SURVIVAL: A new trustee with ties to the chairman takes his seat at State College of Florida the day before the board is to consider the fate of president Lars Hafner, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MORE MONEY: Southwest Florida school districts seek big grants to expand their engineering programs, the Herald-Tribune reports.
LABOR NEWS: The St. Lucie teachers union might file an unfair labor practices complaint against the district over a venue battle, the St. Lucie Tribune reports. • Palm Beach district leaders say they're trying to put money together for raises, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PAWNS: Some Palm Beach parents complain about proposed new school attendance boundaries that would move their children, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
THOUGHT IN ACTION: The Bok Academy in Polk County purchases new equipment that lets kids turn their thoughts into computer action, the Ledger reports.