Florida education news: School supplies, achievement gap, PE requirements and more
MAKING PROGRESS: Construction moves ahead on Hernando's fifth high school. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
SHORT ON SUPPLIES: Lee cuts its school supply budget by $1.5 million, the Naples Daily News reports.
BRIDGING THE GAP: A new report shows the achievement gap narrowing between Florida's black and white students, the Naples Daily News reports.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Many South Florida residents who find themselves unemployed are seeking training at college, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TIME TO SWEAT: Florida's new middle school P.E. requirements take effect, and not without their critics, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TEN YEARS LATER: The Miami Herald takes a look at the good, bad and ugly of Florida's A-Plus Education Plan on its tenth anniversary. • The state still seeks ways to reduce "FCAT frenzy" that has accompanied the plan, the Herald reports.
DROPPING BACK IN: Several Lee educators "retire" for a month before seeking to return to their same jobs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
KEEPING OUT OF MISCHIEF: Duval's new program pairing trouble-making students with law enforcement officers succeeds in reducing student arrest rates, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WHAT'S THE REAL PROBLEM? School officials across Florida question the state's allegations of template writing on the FCAT, the Herald-Tribune reports.