Florida education news: parent involvement, college applications, nursing degrees and more
PLEASE PARTICIPATE: Oscar Robinson, principal of Melrose Elementary in Pinellas, pulls out the stops to try to get more parents involved in the school and their children's education. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)
HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: UCF education students get hands-on experience working with exceptional education students thanks to a big grant, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FINISHING TOUCHES: Brevard high school seniors are completing their college applications as the admission season approaches, Florida Today reports.
NURSES NEEDED: Florida has a growing need for nurses, but college and university nursing programs can't keep up because of a lack of qualified faculty and a dearth of places to intern, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
AFTER-SCHOOL HELP: Marion launches several extended day programs to help struggling students, at a cost of raiding nearly half of the district's reserves, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
MENDING FENCES: Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan gets to work repairing relations with lawmakers and resolving some of the system's stickiest issues, the AP reports.