Florida education news: School activity fees, education funding, magnet school policies and more
PAY UP: Only a quarter of Hernando students pay a new voluntary district activity fee, which could mean the end of some programs.
BIG CONCERNS: University of South Florida leaders critique the Lakeland campus' business plan to become independent.
STAND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION: Florida's stagnant NAEP scores are proof of what happens when lawmakers don't invest in the education system, the Times editorializes.
HANDS OFF: A Hudson Middle School student is arrested after slapping a teacher.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Many Broward parents complain that their children's schools are unwelcoming, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MAGNET SCHOOLS: Hundreds of Duval parents protest plans to change the district's magnet school admission policies, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ALMS: Florida universities are part of a national trend seeking unprecedented levels of private donations to keep operating, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT NEXT? Parents worry about where their children will go to school after Manatee closes the Richard Milburn Academy charter school, the Bradenton Herald reports.