Florida education news: School choice, vouchers, FCAT and more
MAKING CHOICES: A growing number of Pinellas black families are looking to charter schools and voucher programs to improve their children's education. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
EXTRA HELP: A local foundation assists people with disabilities to go to college.
DIGGING DEEPER: Hernando schools embrace tougher math standards.
OPTING OUT: Some student choose not to take the FCAT, WCTV reports.
MORE VOUCHERS: Florida lawmakers prepare to expand school voucher programs amid less criticism than in past attempts, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
KEEP IT CLEAN: The Florida Department of Education hires a firm to review FCAT answer sheets for cheating, the Palm Beach Post reports.
THE WAR IS OVER: Florida Republicans beat the teacher unions, paving the way for true education reform, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.
STUDENT RESTRAINT: Orange County is among the state leaders in restraint of students with disabilities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LET IT BE: Florida lawmakers should not take away all the pay and benefits of school board members, the St. Augustine Record editorializes.
HOW MUCH? Palm Beach's former superintendent made big bucks, but will his successor?, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HOT TICKETS: Getting into graduation for Florida Gulf Coast University is not easy, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.