Florida education news: School recognition funds, FHSAA gender lawsuit, cursive writing and more
FIGHT FOR IT: The annual battle over how to allocate Florida's school recognition funds ensues at Hernando schools.
SUE YOU: A Countryside High wrestler who was injured in a school fight sues the Pinellas school district, saying it failed to provide a safe environment.
TOP OF THE CLASS: At the Parent Institute, adults can get schooled in how to help kids • Springstead homecoming carnival puts the fun in fundraising • Sertoma foundation conducts annual speech and hearing tests at Pasco schools
SETTLED: The FHSAA has settled a lawsuit with a group that complained its move to reduce athletic contests discriminated against girls, the Naples Daily News reports.
SOLVING A MEDICAL PROBLEM: Florida International's new medical school focuses on increasing the number of primary-care doctors, Time reports.
LEARNING CURSIVE: Some Collier parents and educators lament that cursive writing doesn't get the attention it deserves as kids learn keyboarding instead, the Naples Daily News reports.
OFFICIALLY THE BIGGEST: UCF officially has more students than any other Florida university, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CURRICULUM PROBLEMS: Monroe officials blame their curriculum for high school students' strong showing on state tests but poor performance on national ones, the Keynoter reports.
CONSTRUCTION WOES: FAMU needs new digs for some of its key programs, yet it doesn't have enough money to cover construction costs, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.