Florida education news: SB 6, private schools, university minority enrollment and more
OVERWHELMED: Almost everyone who Charlie Crist meets on the campaign trail has something to say about SB 6, most of it negative. • The conditions of the pending legislation has teachers on edge. • Columnist Howard Troxler muses on whether Crist will issue a veto. • The whole (education) nation is watching, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The GOP's teacher numbers just don't add up, Florida Today columnist Paul Flemming writes. (Times photo, Steve Bousquet)
TEAM EFFORT: Claud Effiom and Barry Brown join forces to turn around John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg.
WHEN IS VACATION? Dates for winter break will play a key role in setting Hernando's 2010-11 school calendar.
WHERE THE RULES DON'T APPLY: Private schools in Florida don't fall under any state education regulations, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FROM SCHOOL TO CITY HALL: Monroe continues its plans to leave an elementary school in Key West even as city leaders hesitate to take the building as discussed, the Keynoter reports.
SETTLED: The Lake School Board covers $35,000 in legal fees for former superintendent Anna Cowin to make her finally go away, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
IT'S NOT WORKING: A decade after the One Florida plan was adopted, the state's university enrollment doesn't keep up with the numbers of minorities graduating from high school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.