Florida education news: School supplies, scholarships, locker rooms and more
SUPPLIES OPTIONAL: As Pasco families receive their school supply lists for next year, district officials also send the message that if you can't afford them, don't buy them.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE? Some experts suggest the rape case at Walker Middle School fits into the locker room trends they know about hazing, social order and self-preservation.
DEALING WITH AUTISM: Florida schools find better ways to educate students with autism as their ranks increase, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR BREVARD? New Brevard superintendent Brian Binggeli talks with Florida Today about his plans for the high-achieving district.
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: A chronically failing Broward high school sees progress in its FCAT scores and hopes to shed its poor ratings, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The Orange school district has yet to make its education system truly equal for students of all races, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
TOUGH BUDGET CHOICES: Bradenton Manatee High's college center faces cuts that could cripple it even as it helps students collect millions in scholarships, the Bradenton Herald reports.
GO LONG: The University of West Florida should conduct a national search for its next president, the Pensacola News-Journal editorializes.
AROUND THE NATION: A Connecticut school district dumps its math textbooks in favor of online materials, the N.Y. Times reports. • With his annual high school ranking system due out soon, Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews argues in favor of AP for all in the face of rising criticism.