Florida education news: International Baccalaureate, Response to Intervention, school segregation and more
WHERE'S THE CEMETERY? A local Pasco historian fights the school district over a new school site in Hudson, contending there's a historic cemetery somewhere under there. The school is slated to open in August. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
HARD WORK: Springstead High in Hernando debuts its new International Baccalaureate program to a group of ambitious, smart teens.
ROBOT CAGE MATCH: Tampa area teens face off in a robotics contest at USF.
SOLVING PROBLEMS: Teachers at San Antonio Elementary in Pasco use lots of data and planning time to their advantage to identify academic problems in their classrooms and fix them. It's called Response to Intervention.
ILLOGICAL: The Hernando School Board is approaching construction questions with the wrong set of priorities and no clear leadership, the Times editorializes.
THEY ARE THE FUTURE: Three Miami organizations push for greater investment in early education programs as a way to pump the economy, the Miami Herald reports.
CLOSE IT DOWN? St. Lucie officials recommend shutting a charter school that has struggled academically, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
HANDS OFF: Sex ed in Collier doesn't teach that sex with anyone under 16 is a crime in Florida, something many teens don't know, the Naples Daily News reports.
HOW IMPORTANT IS DIVERSITY? Plans to rezone thousands of Brevard schools could resegregate the schools, Florida Today reports.
HUMBUG: The Marion School Board cancels its Christmas parade float for fear of appearing frivolous with tax money in the down economy, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.