Florida education news: Quality Counts, FCAT scores, school start times and more
LATE STARTS? The Hillsborough School Board considers replacing early-release days with late-start days for teacher planning.
GETTING READY: Collier school officials look for ways to prepare students for Florida's new end-of-course algebra exam, the Naples Daily News reports.
DO BETTER: The state passing level for FCAT Writing could rise this year because of scoring changes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ADMISSIONS UNDER FIRE: Hollywood city officials challenge two Montessori schools to change their admission policies to be more open to low-income minority students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SHORTCHANGED: A federal report suggests that Brevard schools aren't getting all the money owed them in lieu of taxes for federal lands, Florida Today reports.
ABOUT THAT MONEY: A state audit raises concerns about how the Manatee school district spent some of its capital funds, the Bradenton Times reports.
STUDENT VOICES: The Marion School Board agrees to create an advisory council of high school students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.