Florida education news: school transfers, SCATS, wildlife
NO TRANSFERS: The Palm Beach County School District is eliminating school transfers allowed through the No Child Left Behind law, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SCATS: State education officials should get graded for their mistakes in the accountability system, says Scott Maxwell, a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. He would call the grades SCATS or "Scott's Comprehensive Analysis of Testing Shenanigans."
WILDLIFE: The Broward School District has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation, recognition for its efforts to put plants, butterfly gardens and owl nests on its campuses, the Sun Sentinel reports.
FEWER FEES: Edison State College has cut fees to offset tuition increases, the News-Press reports.
BUDGET: The Leon County School District's budget should be about the same as last year, with slightly lower tax rates, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.