Florida education news: High school graduation rates, cursive handwriting, financial aid and more
STIMULUS STATUS QUO: Florida's universities were able to avoid major cuts for two years thanks to the federal stimulus package, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TALK TO TEACHERS: Florida government leaders need to hear from the folks in the classrooms when crafting education reforms, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
NEW QUESTIONS: Florida's new high school grading system prompts several questions for the Palm Beach Post editorial board.
IMPROPER AID: State College of Florida gave federal financial aid to more than 1,900 ineligible students, and a repeat could cause the school to become ineligible to offer such aid, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HEALTHIER FOOD: Congress requires schools to provide less junk food and more healthy food, and also provides a small increase in the meal reimbursement rate for the first time in 30 years, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PLEASE COME BACK: Royal Palm Beach High hopes its improved state grade will lure neighborhood families back, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GRADUATION RATES UP: Minority students in Flagler County have dramatically improved their four-year graduation rate, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.