Florida education news: School construction, school choice, gender equity and more
STALLED: Florida universities put off construction projects as the state funding dries up. (Times photo, Edmund D. Fountain)
VESTED INTERESTS: Florida lawmakers look to detangle the relationships between lawmakers and higher education institutions as they prepare to overhaul higher ed.
NO EASY SOLUTION: Experts say it won't be easy to root out hazing at FAMU, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
INTEREST HIGH: About 30 percent of Manatee families apply for open school choice as the deadline nears, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FINANCIAL FEARS: Florida Gulf Coast University leaders decided to fight gender equity accusations to avoid becoming a "cash cow" for complainants, the Naples Daily News reports.
FIRE AWAY: A lawyer advises Edison State College trustees that they have ample evidence to support firing suspended president Kenneth Walker, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MOVE THAT SCHOOL: Indian River officials look for ways to relocate students from a school that floods frequently, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
SPEAKING UP: Palm Beach parent groups make their views known as the district prepares to hire a new superintendent, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TIPPING POINT: Seminole school district officials consider asking for a sales tax referendum to keep schools from falling into disrepair, the Orlando Sentinel reports.