Florida education news: Scholarships, arts, tuition and more
UNFUNDED: Students completing Hillsborough County's Urban Teaching Academy find there's no money for the college scholarships promised at the end of the program. (Times photo, Willie Allen)
IN THE OPEN: FAMU is right to have its hazing task force operate in public, the Times editorializes.
STATE OF THE ARTS: Schools in Florida and elsewhere have seen a decline in arts education amid budget cuts and a focus on other parts of the tested curriculum, the AP reports.
READY OR NOT: Florida high school juniors begin taking the state's new test aimed at determining if they're ready for college, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GETTING THAT DEGREE: Florida should invest more in getting students to graduate high school as more jobs will require college degrees, the Herald-Tribune editorializes.
HOLD OFF: UF and FSU might delay moving to market rate tuition by a year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
EXTRA FUNDS: The state might send Okaloosa County nearly $400,000 to help start a new STEM magnet school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
APARTMENT LIFE: Most Seminole school students live in apartments, contrary to what an apartment developer seeking lower impact fees says, the Orlando Sentinel reports.