Florida education news: Race to the Top, magnet schools, primate research and more
BARE BONES: Florida legislative leaders prepare for a session that they say will steer clear of controversy, with education issues not prominent on the agenda. Activists spanning the political spectrum are unhappy with the way things are going, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)
RACING TO THE TOP: Federal education officials generally praise Florida's progress in earning its RTTT funds.
AUDIT DING: The Florida Auditor General criticizes Hillsborough Community College's lack of oversight in the construction of a new events center.
CHARTER CLOSURE: Flagler superintendent Janet Valentine recommends revoking the charter of the county's oldest charter school, FlaglerLive.com reports.
BUDGET CLEANUP: Manatee moves to privatize its school custodial services, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ATTRACTIVE PROGRAMS: Miami-Dade increases its magnet school options by 30 percent and sees applications jump, the Miami Herald reports.
GOING DOWN: Edison State College reports an enrollment dip for the first time in years, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MAKE IT TASTY: The Indian River district debuts a central test kitchen to create new cafeteria menu items, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
HAND 'EM OVER: A judge orders the University of Florida to give an animal rights activist records of the school's research on primates, the Gainesville Sun reports.