Florida education news: School spirit, class size, funding and more
'WE ARE HUDSON': Hudson High in Pasco has endured its share of detractors, but the school's reality differs quite a bit from the rumors. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)
A SECOND CHANCE? Hernando should offer teacher Michael Provost another opportunity to teach at the STAR Center, the Times editorializes.
PUNISHING THE WRONG PEOPLE: An attorney for three Polk educators in trouble for accessing student records says his clients did nothing wrong, the Polk County Democrat reports.
A 'POLITICALLY MOTIVATED CROCK': The lawsuit against Florida's school adequacy makes a good point about funding, but goes too far in its accusations, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.
SO LONG: Longtime Manatee families bid farewell to historic Manatee High, which is slated to be demolished and replaced, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MOVING SEATS: Broward considers consolidating schools as it works to meet class size requirements with some of its existing 33,000 empty seats, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Collier schools will need to rezone or add portables to meet the class size amendment, the Naples Daily News reports.
ALL ABOUT RACE: The debate about Palm Beach's curriculum turns on the achievement gap among the races, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GOING INTERNATIONAL: Florida Gulf Coast University sees an increase in the number of international students attending, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT? A Keys high school class uses used kitchen oil to make biodiesel and hopes to fuel a bus with it, the Miami Herald reports.
ACCESS APPROVED: St. Johns River Community College strikes a deal with Embry-Riddle to guarantee students access to specific four-year degree programs, the St. Augustine Record reports.