Florida education news: High school academies, student conduct, budgets and more
PROMOTING HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS: Pasco's Mitchell High School finds improved student performance after implementing a new ninth-grade academy. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)
NEW RULES: The Hernando School Board prepares to revise its student code of conduct.
MORE MONEY: Florida universities see slight budget increases after years of cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.
YET NOT ENOUGH: The Florida Legislature's flat budget for public education won't stop local district cuts, the Miami Herald reports. • Polk school officials suggest the funding allows for a break-even at best, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
FIGHTING CITY HALL: Florida lawmakers made the right choice in requiring civics education for middle schoolers, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
TOP STORIES: Many of the biggest headlines from the legislative session this year dealt with education, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO SMOKING: The Manatee school district considers not hiring smokers, the Herald-Tribune reports.