Florida education news: SB 6, iPod Touch, class size and more
QUALMS ABOUT SB 6: Students in Tampa area colleges of education worry that legislation to change the employment status of Florida teachers will hurt their chosen profession. What exactly will the bill do? Check out this Q&A. The bill could be better with some critical revisions, the Times editorializes. More from the Miami Herald and the Associated Press. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
FILLING OUT THE STAFF: Weeki Wachee High School in Hernando County now has band and chorus directors.
iMATH: High Point Elementary School in Pinellas County tests the iPod Touch with selected applications to help kids struggling in math.
HOMEWORK: New Hernando County schools superintendent Bryan Blavatt has a lot of projects to learn about as he takes the reins of the district.
LESS CRIME: Criminal activity is down on Collier school campuses, but that doesn't mean the cops aren't watching, the Naples Daily News reports.
JUST DO IT: Efforts to undo Florida's class size amendment are simply "selfishness masquerading as virtue," Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino writes.
TOO EXPENSIVE: Many Florida high school graduates are picking community college over a four-year university because of rising costs, Florida Today reports.