Florida education news: School choice, virtual charter schools, taxes and more
GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM: Pinellas parents experience problems trying to apply for magnet and fundamental schools.
TUITION TALK: Florida lawmakers and university presidents discuss the possibility of market-based tuition.
SEW IT UP: Home ec may be a relic, but a Hernando middle school teacher instructs students after school in the art of sewing.
TOO MANY OBJECTIONS: The Miami-Dade School Board rejects four applications to open virtual charter schools, the Miami Herald reports.
NO PROMOTION ALLOWED: The Monroe school district removes materials advocating passage of a schools tax from its website after a warning from the state about electioneering, the Keynoter reports.
GIVE IT BACK: Gov. Rick Scott wants state universities to return about $250 million in unused but authorized construction funds, the Gainesville Sun reports.
TOO PRICEY: The Broward School Board refuses to spend $110,000 toward a new high school scoreboard, sparking cries of discrimination, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FOUR FINALISTS: Palm Beach narrows its field for its next superintendent, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
THINK AGAIN: State College of Florida trustees worry that plans for a new library are already outdated, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LIKE CHOICE? The Lee school district will survey parent views on school choice vs. neighborhood schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. Several researchers offer their thoughts on whether school choice is good for public education to Learning Matters.
KHAKIS, ANYONE? The Flagler School Board approves student uniforms for 2012-13, but doesn't set any styles yet, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.