Florida education news: School taxes, desegregation, remedial courses and more
BALANCING ACT: The Manatee School Board approves a .25-mill tax increase for critical needs, but offsets it with a reduction of its capital projects tax rate, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NEW CHALLENGES: Miami-Dade launches iPrep Academy, a technology-rich magnet school that focuses on high performers, the Miami Herald reports.
IT'S OVER: A federal judge ends Orange's 48-year-old school desegregation order, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MAKING THE GRADE: Escambia's Warrington Middle School prepares for the challenge of turning around its poor performance, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
BRING HER BACK: Members of the Barron Collier High band protest the removal of their beloved director, the Naples Daily News reports.
REMOVING THE STIGMA: Edison State College rebrands its remedial programs so students don't see them as a handicap, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ELECTED OR APPOINTED? Martin School Board candidates debate who should select the schools superintendent, the Stuart News reports.
SHE'S BACK? A Sarasota teacher accused of hitting special needs students cops a deal that would put her back into the classroom, the Herald-Tribune reports.
THEY WANT MORE: Florida Atlantic University offers 3 percent raises, but the faculty union says that's not enough, the Palm Beach Post reports.
WAITING FOR IT: Brevard schools prepare for the space industry layoffs that could mean the departure of many students, Florida Today reports.