Florida education news: Science education, enrollment trends, state spending and more
THE ART OF SCIENCE: Fifteen science teachers at Pasco's John Long Middle School spend two days learning new ways get their students excited about science. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)
BRING THEM IN: St. John Vianney Catholic School bucks declining enrollment trends among private schools by lowering tuition and cutting costs.
OPTIMISTIC: Gov. Crist recommends a state budget that would pour millions more into education.
STILL A GOOD DEAL: Despite rising costs, financial planners still recommend Florida's prepaid college tuition plan for families, the Miami Herald reports.
SOS WORKS: Last minute donations save a Palm Beach Catholic school from imminent closure, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TOO MUCH WORK: Flagler teachers say a switch to a seven-period day is too burdensome and seek relief, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY: UF's endowment value drops by $250 million, the Gainesville Sun reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about end-of-course exams with state Rep. John Legg. And check back at 9 p.m. to learn who won Pasco County's 2010 teacher of the year award.