Florida education news: Love of teaching, music class, KIPP charter school and more
LOVE THAT JOB: Unburdened by such things as FCAT and discipline problems, teachers at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Tampa say their job is a dream. (Times photo, Edmund D. Fountain)
HURTING MINORITIES: Proposed changes to Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program would disproportionately impact minority students, the Independent Alligator reports.
LEADING THE WAY: Marianna High in Jackson County uses Project Lead the Way to help students get engineering training that also nets them college credit, the Jackson County Floridian reports.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC: While many school districts are contemplating cutting music and art, Lee's Spring Creek Elementary expands its orchestra program to all fourth and fifth graders, the Fort Myers News Press reports.
LAND LOSSES: The value of the Lee County school district's land holdings drops 71 percent, the Fort Myers News Press reports.
COME TO KIPP: The innovative KIPP charter school seeks students for its first Florida school in Jacksonville, the Florida Times Union reports.