Florida education news: Science fair project, teaching degrees, pay raises and more
A LITTLE HELP: A Miami-Dade fourth grader wins her school science fair thanks to her detective dad, an ounce of cocaine and some drug-sniffing dogs, the Miami Herald reports. (Miami Herald photo)
CUTTING COSTS: Indian River State College will slash the cost of its bachelor's degrees for math and science teachers to $10,000, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
PAY UP: Two Democratic lawmakers push to increase average teacher salaries by $10,000, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Sen. Bill Montford proposes raises for all state employees, not just teachers, the Panama City News Herald reports.
TRANSPARENCY: The Manatee School Board pushes to get 10,000 pages of its forensic audit report and backing documents online for public viewing, the Bradenton Herald reports.
KEEP ON SAVING: The Marion school district aims to continue energy efficiency after eliminating the jobs of its experts in the field, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
REVIEW TIME: The Polk School Board begins a policy overhaul, the Ledger reports.
LEAVE MY KID ALONE: Seminole parents fight plans to rezone 11 elementary schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.