Florida education news: Presidential campaigns, education funding, internet service and more
YOUTH VOTE: The Obama and Romney campaigns hit Florida university campuses seeking support. (AP photo)
TOUGH TO DO: Gov. Rick Scott appeals to parents and teachers by saying he wants to increase education funding. But making it happen in the Legislature is another thing, the News Service of Florida reports.
ONLINE ACCESS: Comcast offers discounted internet service to low-income families with children in school, but just a fraction of eligible south Florida families take advantage, the Miami Herald reports.
AUDIT: A committee begins looking into outside law firms to conduct a forensic audit of the Manatee 2011-12 budget, the Bradenton Herald reports. • The Manatee School Board cuts $6 million more in spending to make up for recently discovered deficits, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Broward teachers want to know where money for state-mandated merit pay will come from, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GOING DOWN: Tallahassee Community College sees enrollment decline 6 percent as area job prospects improve, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
CHALLENGE: An Alachua magnet school for science and math adds engineering to the mix to focus on future employment requirements, the Gainesville Sun reports.