Florida education news: Magnet schools, charter schools, student loans and more
LASTING LEGACY: A Hernando County mom creates an endowed scholarship at Pasco-Hernando Community College in memory of her daughter. (Times photo. Will Vragovic)
ACADEMIC ATTRACTION: Ten Pasco elementary schools propose magnet programs for the School Board to consider.
TEXTBOOK CASE: Times columnist C.T. Bowen offers a satiric glossary of terms for Pasco's recent textbook selection mess.
OVERRULED: The Florida Board of Education approves a virtual charter school over objections of the Volusia School Board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CRACKDOWN: Federal officials go on the offensive in Florida to recoup unpaid student loans, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NO MORE BOOKS: Lake County schools find the switch from textbooks to iPads cost-effective and a hit with students, WFTV reports (via Palm Beach Post).
INVESTIGATION: U.S. Justice Department lawyers look into a complaint into how the Palm Beach school district handles suspensions for students still learning to speak English, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TEACHER FRIENDLY: Manatee classroom teachers welcome the arrival of the Common Core, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MAYBE NOT: The Okaloosa school district reconsiders opening a new alternative school after contract talks fall through, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.