Florida education news: School taxes, mainstreaming, alternative diplomas and more
TOO LONG: Pinellas school tax supporters worry that an overly long ballot might hurt chances of the referendum to renew the measure. (Times file photo)
INCLUSION: Florida school districts lag others in the country when it comes to mainstreaming students with disabilities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GAMES: Some parents accuse the Broward school district of pushing low-performing high school students into alternative diploma programs to play the state grading system, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
COSTLY: Students criticize the fees associated with their Miami-Dade College financial aid debit cards, the Miami Herald reports.
SHIFT: Collier voters will decide whether to allow the school district to move $14 million from capital to operations as a way to prevent budget cuts, the Naples Daily News reports.
DO IT: Florida should charge lower tuition for degrees in high-demand fields, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.
GOING UP: The cost to participate in Alachua school extracurricular programs continues to rise, the Gainesville Sun reports.