Florida education news: Obama's speech, charter school growth, student conduct and more
BIG PLANS: USF-St. Petersburg's new business school dean hopes to expand his college's scope of offerings, as well as its connections to the community. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
STAY IN SCHOOL: That's President Obama's message to students today, something many Tampa Bay educators and residents agree with.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY: FSU engineers build the most environmentally friendly, energy efficient home in Florida.
STILL CUTTING: The federal stimulus package has helped school districts across the country in many ways, but several districts including some in Florida still find the need to lay off teachers, the NY Times reports.
ON THE RISE: Charter school enrollment in Florida keeps growing as the schools improve, the Bradenton Herald reports. • As if to prove the allure, five new charter schools seek to open in Lee next year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
IF YOU BREAK THE RULES: UCF has a student conduct committee to help students learn from their mistakes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NO MORE 4-H? Miami-Dade might end the leadership program because of budget troubles, the Miami Herald reports.
MORE SCIENCE: A growing number of Alachua elementary schools add science labs for students to get more hands-on experimentation, the Gainesville Sun reports.