Florida education news: Medical school, Common Core, guidance counselors and more
TREATING HEART DISEASE: USF's new Heart Institute aims to become a leader in the field by analyzing patient genetics.
COMMON CORE: Florida teachers say the state's new academic standards will give them a wider latitude to teach as they see fit, so long as their students attain the goals, the AP reports.
TOUGH WORK: Sarasota school guidance counselors see their jobs get harder as they face more mandates and the district cuts their positions, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MOVE NOW: The Collier school district defends its right to transfer teachers involuntarily as one teacher fights the move, the Naples Daily News reports.
GETTING BETTER: A Lee County first year teacher starts to feel more comfortable in the classroom as the year moves on, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ENRICHMENT: An Okaloosa elementary school adds an arts and science academy for third through fifth graders, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
JOB ON THE LINE: The Broward superintendent has recommended firing a teacher who was arrested for cocaine possession, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • A Palm Beach principal is reprimanded for a DUI, the Palm Beach Post reports.