Florida education news: school reforms, tuition increase, school lunches and more
CALL HIM PROF: In addition to running the Florida Senate, Mike Haridopolos also teaches a course in Florida history to some ambitious University of Florida students. (Associated Press photo)
IF THEY CAN DO IT ... Take a look at Saturn Elementary in Cocoa — not Tallahassee — for lessons in school success, Florida Today columnist Matt Reed writes.
WHISTLEBLOWER: A Broward school district employee keeps trying to get the state Department of Education to investigate wrongdoing in the district, the Broward New Times reports.
MARKETING THE FCAT: Fourth-graders at a Polk elementary school make video ads aimed at getting schoolmates to take the FCAT more seriously, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
BOTTOM LINE: Florida Gulf Coast University officials ponder a tuition increase as state lawmakers discuss a 15 percent cut in higher education funding, the Naples Daily News reports.
NO MORE FRIES? Flagler schools look into changing cafeteria offerings to meet new nutrition standards, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
STILL INTERESTED: The Bay school district continues to get interview requests about the shooting at its December board meeting, the Panama City News Herald reports.