Florida education news: School budget cuts, Bright Futures, adult education classes and more
BELT TIGHTENING: Florida school districts look to layoffs, school closings, four-day weeks and other options as lawmakers prepare to cut funding by $1 billion, the News Service of Florida reports. The Legislature has two weeks to work out its budget disagreements, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SLASHING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Florida Legislature is poised to cut Bright Futures scholarships by 15 percent or more, the AP reports.
ONE WAY TO GET OUT OF IT: A Fort Walton Beach student who disrupted FCAT testing is arrested for hitting an officer who tried to control him, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
BAD FOR STUDENTS, TOO: A bill to cut funding for high school students to take adult education classes would hurt graduation rates, the Miami Herald reports.
LOVE HER: Collier's new schools superintendent has a great reputation with colleagues, the Naples Daily News reports.
TOO TALL: Every building of a new Monroe middle school violates Key West's height restrictions, the Keynoter reports.