Florida education news: School grading, parent trigger, adult education and more
RESOLVED: Florida lawmakers end their budget standoff with a deal for USF and independence for the Polytechnic campus. More on the budget deal from the Florida Times-Union. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)
EASING UP? Gov. Rick Scott says he will address concerns raised about new school grading rules. • Florida education leaders are right to press for higher academic standards, but not without funding to support the children who need a boost to succeed, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
THE PROFESSOR IS IN: Social networking changes, but doesn't eliminate, the need for university and college professors to keep office hours, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CHEATER? Martin superintendent Nancy Kline is accused of getting outside help to pass her superintendent certification exam, the Stuart News reports.
FOR SALE: The Palm Beach school district puts property where Al Capone once hid out on the market for $4 million, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STEEP DROP: Enrollment in adult education programs at Daytona State College drops by more than half because of state-mandated fees, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
FINALISTS: Seminole narrows its superintendent search to four candidates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HOAX: Gainesville High deals with a bomb threat that was part of a nationwide scheme, the Gainesville Sun reports.