Florida education news: SB 6, class size, prom and more
NEXT STOP - THE GOVERNOR'S DESK: The Florida House passes SB 6 with less than 10 votes to spare. Gov. Crist says he doesn't know what he'll do with it. The Legislature made no friends in the classroom with this bill, the Times editorializes. Sen. Thrasher suggests a glitch bill might be in the offing to fix some of the bill's problematic areas, the Sun-Sentinel reports. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)
NEXT STOP - THE VOTERS: Florida lawmakers send the class size amendment back to voters, asking them to "right size" the initiative.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Tarpon Springs High culinary students prepare for national competition
INDEPENDENCE: Florida Atlantic University wins approval for a standalone medical school, the Palm Beach Daily News reports.
A LOT TO PROTEST: Broward teachers picket over SB 6, pending budget cuts and a failure to reach a new contract, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PREPARING FOR PROM: Manatee high schoolers look for creative ways to make prom fun and affordable during a down economy, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD TEACHER? Lee and Collier residents offer their views to the Naples Daily News.
SPARKING INTEREST: Strong feelings about a local tax for schools has drummed up lots of interest in usually moribund Sarasota School Board races, the Herald-Tribune reports.
NO TUITION HIKES, PLEASE: FAMU students rally at the Capitol for higher education, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
FIND IT YOURSELF: The University of Florida has to come up with $160,000 in Bright Futures money owed to students, the Gainesville Sun reports.