Florida education news: School lunch, state mandates, reading lessons and more
WASTED: Lake schools study cafeteria trash to see how much fruits and vegetables students are not eating at lunch, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Orlando Sentinel photo)
BREATHING ROOM: Broward superintendent Robert Runcie plans to ask Gov. Rick Scott for a break in new state mandates, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CLOSER LOOK: Gov. Rick Scott calls for a review of the leadership at Florida State College of Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.
180 HOURS: Manatee's Rogers Garden Elementary begins offering students a daily extra hour of reading instruction as one of Florida's lowest performing schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TECH NEEDS: The Miami-Dade school district aims to improve technology in all schools if its $1.2 billion bond referendum passes, the Miami Herald reports.
EARLY START: Inundated with applications this year, the Palm Beach school district begins its 2013-14 school choice process now, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LIGHTS OUT: Escambia schools save $20 million over six years with energy conservation, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.