Florida education news: School taxes, FCAT scores, bell towers and more
COMPELLING TESTIMONY: Lawyers for students accused of rape at Hillsborough Walker Middle School seek to force the alleged victim to return from abroad for a deposition.
CRITICAL NEEDS: The Manatee School Board considers whether to levy a .25 mill property tax to bolster its operating revenue, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TODAY'S THE DAY: Florida school districts will finally get their overdue FCAT results, the Tallahassee Democrat (among others) reports. Look for details here on the Gradebook as the details become publicly available.
SEEKING TO GROW: USF Sarasota-Manatee plans to add dorms and expand its bookstore as part of its plan to attract more students, the Bradenton Herald reports.
THE RINGING OF THE BELL: The University of Florida and others still use the ages-old tradition of bell towers to remind students it's time to get moving, the Miami Herald reports.
'I DID NOTHING WRONG': The man in charge of Palm Beach's failed academic changes leaves the district without regrets, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BE CREATIVE: The University of Florida offers more arts activities and classes over the summer to get new students more involved, the Gainesville Sun reports.