Florida education news: Parent survey, school go-kart track, union busting and more
REAL WORLD: Polk middle school students head to a nature reserve to see how their science lessons play out in the wild, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
TOO NOISY? Some neighbors object to a Palmetto charter school's plan to add a go-kart track to its campus, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BMOC: Miami-Dade College president Eduardo Padron is the new chairman of the American Council on Education, the Miami Herald reports.
LASHING OUT: The Florida Education Association tries to counter anti-union ads from the Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Florida's union leaders expect a rocky ride during the 2011 legislative session, the St. Augustine Record reports.
NO SMOKING: Two Martin County high school seniors help establish a countywide ban on self-service tobacco stands, the Stuart News reports.
GUILTY PLEA: The president of Palm Beach Atlantic University resigns as he pleads guilty to to felony money laundering charges, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BUDGET BATTLES: Palm Beach's Alternative to Out of School Suspension is threatened amid major budget cuts, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Daytona State College can't afford a demand for one-time employee bonuses, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Florida universities join a national push to avoid major cuts to their research budgets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.