Florida education news: Jet noise, sports cuts, reading coaches and more
SHE WAS RIGHT: Springstead High valedictorian Jem Lugo may have had to rewrite her graduation speech, but she certainly outsmarted her principal, columnist Dan DeWitt writes. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
TWO GOOD, ONE BAD: Hernando schools ended the year with two acts of compassion and one of stubbornness, the Times editorializes.
PROGRAM SAVED: FAU's Womens Studies program avoids the budget ax, but now must find enough private donations to remain afloat, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NICE TO MEET YOU: Broward Virtual School seniors meet for the first time at their graduation, the Miami Herald reports.
KEEPING THEIR READING COACHES: Lake plans to use its stimulus funds to reinstate the specialty jobs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SPORTS CUTS STAND: The FHSAA retains its reduction in athletic contests for next year, inviting lawsuits from gender equity advocates, the Herald-Tribune reports.
JUST IGNORE THOSE F-4's: Okaloosa schools study the impact of jet noise on classes as Eglin Air Force Base plans to expand, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
FIGHTING BACK: St. Johns files several motions against two mothers' lawsuits that challenge the use of religion-tinged songs at a local elementary school, the Florida Times-Union reports.