Florida education news: Magnet schools, professor pay, student protest zones and more
CLOSER LOOK: Two Florida senators call for an audit into USF Polytechnic amid accusations of misuse of funds. • There are more than two sides in the discussions over whether to let USF Poly go independent, the Lakeland Ledger reports. (Ledger photo)
OPEN UP: Hernando leaders need to make their magnet schools more accessible, the Times editorializes.
CHAMBER AGENDA: The Florida Chamber of Commerce calls for more public money going to private schools, the Florida Independent reports.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Duval gets poor turnout for its meetings aimed at engaging the public in turning around its intervene schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BELOW AVERAGE: Gov. Rick Scott's release of Florida university faculty salaries shows that pay is less than what peers in other states earn, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STUDENT PROTESTS: Northwest Florida State College won't create student protest zones because students can already protest where they like so long as they're not disruptive, the Panama City News-Herald reports.
HOT SEAT: Some Florida lawmakers call for added oversight at Edison State College in the wake of administration troubles, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ON LIBERAL ARTS: UF president Bernie Machen defends the value of liberal arts education as Gov. Rick Scott suggests such degrees aren't needed, the Gainesville Sun reports.