Florida education news: Rick Scott's higher ed vision, casino gambling, advertising in schools and more
SPEAKING UP: Retired Hernando schools administrator Jim Knight urges the School Board to stop acting on political motivations and to do what's best for students.
CASTING CALL: MTV comes to Largo High looking for possible participants on its show Made.
NEPOTISM CONCERNS: Critics note that USF Polytechnic has employed both sons of its highly paid chancellor. • USF Polytechnic's pricey promotional DVD illustrates the egocentrism of the school and community's leadership, the Times editorializes.
TRACK RECORD: Gov. Rick Scott wants to know where Florida university graduates go to work and how much they're making. • Chancellor Frank Brogan is on board helping Scott devise higher ed reforms, the News Service of Florida reports.
DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES? A civil rights group and some Florida students sue the state's higher education system over tuition practices, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STILL WORRIED: Miami-Dade parents gather to see how they might prevent two struggling high schools from being closed by the state, NBC-Miami reports.
CASHING IN: Florida school boards want a piece of the action if lawmakers expand casino gambling in the state, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ONLINE LEARNING: Manatee schools continue to grow their virtual course offerings, the Bradenton Herald reports.
RACE TO THE TOP: Florida applies for the latest federal education grant competition to support early education, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NEW MATH: Florida Keys Community College revamps its math instruction as it seeks reaccreditation, the Keynoter reports.
THIS SPACE AVAILABLE: Miami-Dade schools look to sell advertising to raise cash, the Miami Herald reports.