Florida education news: School improvement, school grades, new superintendents and more
GETTING BETTER: Gibbs High School principal Kevin Gordon talks about his school's successes and the challenges that remain in improving student achievement. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
SPENDING SPREE: Lauderdale Lakes officials use city money to pay for donations to schools and other organizations, usually with their names attached, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HARD WORK: A Homestead charter school improves its state grade from D to A, the Miami Herald reports.
BUDGET CUTS: The Manatee School Board finally approves $14 million in reductions after four failed proposals, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FEW CHOICES: More Duval students than ever are eligible to transfer schools, but their selection is limited because of transportation, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SEEKING STRONG SUPERINTENDENTS: Both Broward and Palm Beach need able leadership to restore public confidence, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
PRICEY PUBLICITY: Edison State College officials spared no expense in promoting the school even amid budget woes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MAKE IT PRETTY: Key West leaders tell the Monroe school district they can't build a school without landscaping, the Keynoter reports.