Florida education news: Rick Scott, school class size, flat tuition and more
GETTING TO WORK: Newly elected Florida governor Rick Scott announces his transition team. (AP photo)
NEW BACKPACK: A Pasco County fourth grader gives up his controversial backpack that his dad had fought to let him keep.
ALWAYS IN REVISION: The Collier School Board works on creating a strategic plan, the Naples Daily News reports.
IN A BIND: The failure of Amendment 8 puts schools and lawmakers in a difficult situation with a class size mandate and a budget crisis, Stateline.org reports. • Panhandle school district leaders ponder how they will comply going forward, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Duval teachers union files an unfair labor practices complaint against the district, saying another union is being given inappropriate access to members, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FLAT TUITION: The Florida Board of Governors gives the public universities permission to charge a flat tuition rate regardless of number of credits taken, the Miami Herald reports. More from the Gainesville Sun.
ONLINE EDUCATION: Some University of Florida students take their courses online from their dorms, even when the class is live just a few minutes away, the NY Times reports.
COLLEGE SUED: A Christian group has sued Palm Beach State College for kicking a student promoting a conservative cause off the campus, the Palm Beach Post reports.
EVERYBODY MOVE: Volusia works with parents to rezone some attendance boundaries, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NO CONSTRUCTION: Seminole officials consider a halt to all construction to evaluate the money the district has available in the wake of a tax referendum failure, the Orlando Sentinel reports.