Florida education news: Reading instruction, Amendment 8, cheerleading and more
TENACIOUS: Members of a Pinellas faith-based group keep pushing their direct-instruction reading program despite repeated rejections. (Times file photo)
INDIVISIBLE: A Broward College professor discovers a new prime number, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MORE MONEY: The Duval School Board considers approval of a teacher contract that includes step raises and bonuses, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OPPOSED: The Sarasota School Board looks to join the growing ranks of districts urging voters to turn down Amendment 8 on the November ballot, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Broward School Board also plans to take a similar stance, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DRAMA: A battle over a Broward high school's cheerleading program winds on, the Miami Herald reports.
LOWERED EXPECTATIONS: The Polk School Board says the district isn't likely to achieve A-grade status for a while, the Ledger reports.
PAY NOW OR PAY LATER: Seminole business leaders should back the school district's tax referendum, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.