Florida education news: Medical school, test cheating, preschool subsidies and more
SMALL SAVINGS: Florida home owners will see only moderate property tax reductions despite major cuts to education spending, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FOLLOWING THE FIRE CODE: New Florida law cuts back the number of fire code inspections required for schools, but the Collier district isn't planning to stop the job, the Naples Daily News reports.
BUILDING TRUST: The Palm Beach School Board seeks "master board" status, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CONSTRUCTION DOLLARS: All of Florida's money for school construction goes to charter schools this year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NO CHEATING: Florida must ensure that schools don't cheat on tests like the FCAT as the exam increases in importance, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
POINT OF PRIDE: The city of Pompano Beach plans to subsidize its city-run preschool to keep it open despite complaints about the cost, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
AN A AT LAST: The tiny Glades school district earns its first A in the state's district grading system, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PLEASE COME: Duval plans to spend thousands to convince families to send their children to the district's most academically struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
STILL CUTTING: The Monroe school district faces a deficit despite major spending cuts, the Keynoter reports.