Make us your home page


Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Learning Chinese, barred from homecoming, skipping ESOL training and more



B4S_usfA101109_89016c YOU TEXTED? USF students inside the library and other parts of campus where reception is spotty didn't get the message that a gunman was on campus. The school is working on that. (Times photo, Stephen J. Coddington)

LEARNING IN CHINESE: An elementary school in South Miami becomes the first English/Mandarin school in South Florida, the Miami Herald reports.

SHE CAN'T DANCE: A Manatee teen attending Florida Virtual School is turned away from a local high school's homecoming dance because she hadn't properly registered as a home-schooling student there, the Bradenton Herald reports. Complaints ensue.

A LITTLE HELP, PLEASE: Students at Florida's universities are suffering a lack of guidance counselors, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO CORE CLASSES WITH 50: Collier officials assert that rumors of 50 kids in science classes aren't true, the Naples Daily News reports. As for non-core electives, well, that's another story.

SKIPPING OUT? A Lee board member accuses some teachers of intentionally not attending mandatory ESOL training, a charge the union disputes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

ON THEIR OWN: Volusia has 104 students without homes or parents, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Homeless numbers are up in Volusia and Flagler, the News-Journal reports.

IMPASSE: UF administrators and faculty agree the professors deserve more pay. How they achieve that is where they run into disagreement, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:38am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours