Florida education news: Smart phones in schools, Rick Scott's education budget, rising college fees and more
BE SMART WITH THAT PHONE: Pasco School Board members consider tougher restrictions on smart phone recordings and uploads from schools. (Getty Images)
STAY CLOSE: Hernando high school students cringe at a district directive that all proms must be held in county.
A BILLION FOR SCHOOLS: Gov. Rick Scott proposes restoring much of the money cut from Florida's education budget last year. • Scott's overall budget is just a political shell game, the Times editorializes. • "This really isn't an increase," one Brevard school official tells Florida Today.
CLOSER TIES: Sen. Steve Wise seeks to strengthen the links between school districts and the juvenile justice students they serve, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SAVE OUR SCHOOL: Dodgertown Elementary parents blitz the Indian River school district with complaints after a plan emerges to close their school, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
LONE RANGER: The Palm Beach School Board criticizes one of its members for calling her own public meetings to discuss the district's superintendent search, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Disgraced former Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo could get a $255,000 payout following his resignation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.