Florida education news: school improvement, university tuition, FCAT and more
STATE STEPS IN: The Florida Department of Education sends specialists to struggling high schools to offer fresh strategies, much to the dismay of some reluctant principals, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SUCH A BARGAIN: Florida university tuition continues to rise, but it remains well below the national average, the Naples Daily News reports.
MAKING HIS MARK: Vern Pickup-Crawford helps formulate Florida education law as the man in Tallahassee for several school districts, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GET IT RIGHT: Floridians deserve an independent audit to get to the bottom of the FCAT scoring delay and the problems associated with the contractor, the Miami Herald editorializes.
NOT FAIR? Brevard reconsiders its policy to allow teachers to let their children attend almost any school in the county regardless of whether they live in the attendance zone, Florida Today reports.
TOO EXPENSIVE: Okaloosa schools may cut their ties to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which provides advanced math and science programs, because of the high cost, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
TOO EXPENSIVE, PART II: Bay County votes to stop paying for deputies to serve as school resource officers, the Panama City News Herald reports.
STILL VALS AND SALS: The Monroe School Board won't kill its top graduation honors as had been planned, the Keynoter reports.