Florida education news: Rejected Boy Scouts grant, financial video games, class size compliance and more
NO THANKS: The Pinellas School Board rejects a grant from the Boy Scouts for character education over the organization's stance on gay members.
ELECTIONS TIME: Candidates begin to emerge for Pasco School Board races.
LEARNING GAMES: Florida students can use a new video game to learn lessons about finances.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Seminole officials consider shutting three schools next year to cut spending, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SCHEDULE CHANGES: Bay high schools adopt the seven-period day for 2012-13 to eliminate teaching positions and save money, the Panama City News Herald reports.
ACCREDITATION WOES: Edison State College fires the person in charge of its reaccreditation process a week before the accrediting team is to arrive for its review, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ALMOST THERE: Palm Beach schools have just 76 classrooms out of class size compliance now, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Polk officials are moving students and teachers around to meet the mark, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
LET IT BE: Several Lake parents speak out against a proposed mandatory school uniform, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NO LIBERAL ARTS?! University of Florida leaders decry Gov. Rick Scott's talk of defunding liberal arts degrees, the Gainesville Sun reports.