Florida education news: No Child Left Behind waiver, Republican National Convention, college costs and more
TUTORING TROUBLE? Florida's No Child Left Behind waiver could signal an end to free tutoring and school choice offered under the federal system. • Escambia leaders say the waiver could lead to a drop in many schools' performance grades, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. • More from the Associated Press.
TOO MUCH TRAFFIC: Two Tampa private schools tell parents they'll close during the Republican National Convention.
DOUBTS ABOUND: A surprise bill to give USF Polytechnic immediate independence draws questions and concerns. The Florida Senate should stand up to such bully tactics by Sen. JD Alexander, the Times editorializes.
SCHOOL SUPPORT: The Hernando County Education Foundation gets a new executive director.
THEY CAN'T AFFORD US: Leaders of Florida's community and state colleges worry that their costs are beginning to push students away, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
THINK AGAIN: A bill in the Florida Legislature would have school counselors advise students on how poor or rich they might become if they choose certain fields of study, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BOOM! Two Palm Beach middle school students are arrested for setting off a bottle bomb in a school restroom, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FAILURE: The Marion school bus driver on the bus where a dramatic student beating took place in January violated several district policies, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.