Florida education news: school grades, school choice, university majors and more
GET TO WORK? Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to cut education spending would eliminate public school jobs, but he says that's not in opposition to his campaign pledges, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
THEY HEART FLORIDA: Utah leaders consider adopting Florida's school grading system, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. • New Mexico's new education commissioner hires several consultants with ties to Jeb Bush, the AP reports.
UNDER ATTACK: Southwest Florida teachers feel threatened by proposals coming out of Tallahassee and plan to fight back, the Naples Daily News reports.
WILL IT STAY OR WILL IT GO? Florida's universities review major programs to determine whether they remain viable, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Indian River State College sees enrollment increase as adults seek new skills for new jobs, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
TOUGH TIMES: Whoever becomes Palm Beach's new superintendent faces one of the worst budget times in recent memory, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SLOW DOWN: Palm Beach adds more low-speed zones around district schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CHOICES: Proposals to extend vouchers to all Florida schoolchildren appear dead for this year, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Meanwhile, ideas fly about how to expand the reach of charter schools in the state, the St. Augustine Record reports.
LIARS: Two Polk teenage girls face expulsion and criminal charges for filing a false complaint about being attacked that also led to major school disruptions, the Lakeland Ledger reports.