Florida education news: Naming rights, scholarships, budget cuts and more
NAME THAT CAFETERIA: Florida lawmakers debate whether to sell naming and advertising rights in school cafeterias and buses as a way to generate revenue.
COME TOGETHER: Leaders of Pasco-Hernando Community College and the Pasco and Hernando school districts begin conversations on education issues that affect the region.
WORTH IT? Pasco school officials wonder whether a four-day week would generate enough savings without hurting learning as they continue to collect information on the concept. Marion's superintendent prepares a five-day calendar for the eventuality that his board will reject a planned four-day week schedule, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
NO CAMPUS NEEDED: State Rep. Will Weatherford suggests creating an all-online university for Florida.
BRIGHT FUTURES FOR ALL: New state data show that Bright Futures scholarships are more evenly divided among income groups that expected, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
INTEREST HIGH: Okaloosa families show they're ready to attend a science and technology middle school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
STAY FIT: The American Heart Association joins Florida's discussion about whether to end physical education requirements in middle school, the Ledger reports.
AT ODDS: Plans to increase Florida's education budget would mean big cuts in other areas, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TROUBLED SCHOOL: Duval School Board members are upset with a spate of problems at a school created for overage students, the Florida Times-Union reports.