Florida education news: High school graduation rates, vals and sals, International Baccalaureate and more
BETTER, BUT ... Graduation rates in Pinellas schools and across Florida have improved, but as calculations change the actual rates aren't so clear or simple. (Times file photo)
READY FOR COLLEGE? New reports suggest that Florida high school students are graduating less prepared for higher education than teens in other states, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHO'S NO. 1? Volusia schools consider doing away with the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TIMELY GRANTS: The University of South Florida gets $8 million training grants for a college that has seen growing demand but slimming budgets.
DEALING WITH IT: Seminole schools superintendent Bill Vogel talks about education in the current economy with the Orlando Sentinel.
FINDING SUCCESS: Miami-Dade principal David Moore wins national recognition for his school improvement work, the Miami Herald reports.
HOW MUCH LIGHT IS ENOUGH? A Palm Beach community that has fought street lighting now wants more after a student was hit by a bus while walking to school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LOTS OF IB: Monroe school officials look into creating Florida's first K-12 International Baccalaureate school, the Keynoter reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with state Rep. Bill Proctor, the new chairman of the Florida House K-20 education committee.