Florida education news: School budget cuts, state-mandated tests, classroom technology and more
REDUCED SERVICES: This year's reduction of media and technology specialists in Pasco elementary schools begins to affect services available to classes. (Times file photo)
'GET OUT THERE AND CHANGE IT': Tori Selby looks to make a difference as Hernando's first School Board student representative.
TESTING, AND MORE TESTING: Florida schools continue to expand the number of state-mandated tests for students with no respite in sight, the Fort Meyers News-Press reports.
ON THE HUNT: Palm Beach leaders begin their search for a new full-time superintendent by asking for public input, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STILL FIGHTING: Florida teachers continue to battle for their employment rights against SB 736, the Naples Daily News reports. Meanwhile, districts including Manatee gear up to implement the required changes such as merit pay, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DIFFERENT MODEL NEEDED? As Lee officials look for ways to improve area employment, they talk about whether the current method of schooling is best, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
EDUCATION MATTERS: Two Okaloosa former dropouts return to complete their high school education to help prevent their children from failing too, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY: Gadgets and programs are available and improving to help educators focus their lessons, the Miami Herald reports.