Florida education news: Plagiarism, exam exemptions, stolen identity and more
TURN IT IN ONLINE: Wiregrass Ranch High is the first school in Pasco to require all papers be submitted through an anti-plagiarism Web site. (Times file photo)
STAY AWAY: Pinellas high schools consider a new exam exemption policy that doesn't encourage sick kids to come to school anyway.
CAN WE TALK? Some teachers at Hernando's Pine Grove Elementary invite parents in for a monthly chat about children.
NO CONTROLS: Inappropriate admissions to Hernando Nature Coast Technical High occurred because the school lacked adequate oversight of its application process.
YOU DON'T LOOK 71: Florida Atlantic police are filing charges against a former student, age 25, who used the social security number of a 71-year-old Okaloosa woman to secure in-state tuition at the university, the Palm Beach Post reports.
UNIVERSITIES TO THE RESCUE: New Florida chancellor Frank Brogan talks up the state university system as a driver to "slingshot out of this recession," the Stuart News reports.
TEACHING CHINESE: Miami Dade College will open a Confucius Institute with the China Ministry of Education, the Miami Herald reports.
WHERE'S YOUR NOTE? Orange students must bring a parent permission letter if they don't want to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, apparently in violation of court rulings otherwise, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT TO DO? Sarasota officials explore how they might keep out of the classroom a teacher who they couldn't fire for abusing students, the Herald-Tribune reports.
NO NEW SCHOOLS: St. John's is the latest district to put new school construction on hold, the St. Augustine Record reports.