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