Florida education news: Scientology charter school, FCAT , graduation rates and more
SCIENTOLOGY TAKEOVER? Critics accuse the Life Force Arts and Technology Academy charter school in Pinellas a front to lure children into Scientology, and also accuse it of funneling public funds into the operators' private businesses. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
TESTING TIME: FCAT season officially begins this week with the writing test, the Stuart News reports.
ECONOMIC ENGINE: Higher education keep South Florida's economy humming with hiring and construction projects, the Miami Herald reports.
BOOSTING BLACK MALES: A task force offers ideas to improve the graduation rate for Palm Beach black male students, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NO MORE PAPER: The Santa Rosa School Board gives up its printed agenda in favor of an online version, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
HAZING INCIDENT: University of Florida police open an investigation into an allegation of hazing at a fraternity, the AP reports.
GOING STRONG: A handful of Broward and Palm Beach teachers continue working well past retirement age, the Sun-Sentinel reports.