Florida education news: School riot, money troubles, No Child Left Behind and more
BE AWARE: University of Tampa students are growing concerned after a rash of armed robberies in the area.
MONEY TROUBLES: Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvahlo calls for lawmakers to close some tax loopholes to help schools avoid major cuts, CBS 4 reports. • Other South Florida education leaders are asking for more flexibility with money to help in the budgeting process, the Miami Herald reports. • Manatee district officials ask residents for ideas to reduce spending, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FIX IT: Florida officials praise the Obama administration's push to reform chronically low-performing schools, the Miami Herald reports.
ON THE JOB: A group of Manatee high school students get real-world experience producing television news, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BEST FOOT FORWARD: Three finalists for Florida Atlantic University president field questions from students and staff, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PROVE IT: A federal judge asks for more information about whether discrimination remains before she will approve an end to a desegregation order for Orange County schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FEWER ALTERNATIVES: Escambia officials consider closing three alternative schools to save about $2 million, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
MERGING SCHOOLS: The Alachua School Board is likely to merge two under-enrolled elementary schools, again to save money, the Gainesville Sun reports.
CHANGE IT: Alachua schools superintendent Dan Boyd says No Child Left Behind needs major improvement, the Gainesville Sun reports.