Florida education news: New College, school grades, arts education and more
A SPECIAL PLACE: Tiny New College in Sarasota aims to excel, and makes its point with its string of Fulbright scholars. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)
DOWNWARD DIVE: Florida educators worry that school grades will drop because of this year's challenged FCAT results, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
COLLEGE BOUND? Surveys indicate that fewer Lee County students are headed to higher education, numbers the school district questions, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • The Guadalupe Center helps Immokalee teens understand college before they get there, the Naples Daily News reports.
TOP TEACHER: A Broward environmental science teacher wins recognition from the White House, the Miami Herald reports.
CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC: A veteran Duval music teacher spends his time making sure kids learn the arts, the Florida Times-Union reports.
RELOCATING RELOCATABLES: South Florida school districts are trying to figure out what to do with portables they no longer need, the Sun-Sentinel reports (via Palm Beach Post).
EARLY START: Some Brevard schools open two weeks ahead of schedule to give an academic boost to students who need it, Florida Today reports.