Florida education news: Home schooling, college degrees, social promotion and more
HOME SCHOOLING: Florida parents take a closer look at home schooling as districts struggle to improve failing schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Florida Times-Union photo)
DECLINING DEFICIT: Manatee officials take steps to eliminate a shortfall in the district's health insurance program, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MISHANDLED MONEY: An audit reveals that only 11 percent of Palm Beach schools have "clean" finances, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
JUGGLING ACT: Florida college students find the road to a degree cluttered with hurdles, the Miami Herald reports.
CHARTER EXPANSION: New charter schools prepare to open in Collier and Lee counties, the Naples Daily News reports.
TURF WAR: Florida's university leaders have opposing views on a proposal aimed at getting them to better communicate, the Gainesville Sun reports.
SOCIAL PROMOTION: Los Angeles schools look to tighten restrictions on promoting students who aren't academically ready, as Florida does in third grade, the LA Times reports.