Florida education news: Special education funding, Florida education commissioner, math lessons and more
NOT ENOUGH: Hillsborough school district officials say schools don't get enough funding for special education programs.
PICK RIGHT: The Florida Board of Education should select a commissioner because of credentials and not politics, the Times editorializes. • Florida should go for Tony Bennett for his commitment to Common Core, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.
RETHINKING MATH: Many Florida college students in remedial programs are there because they "hate" math, StateImpact Florida reports.
CONFUSED: The seeming disconnect between Florida school grades and teacher evaluations renders the systems near meaningless, Naples Daily News columnist Brent Batten writes.
MAJOR DIFFERENCES: The NY Times offers its take on Florida's proposal to charge different tuition rates for different majors.
SOOTHING: Some Broward special needs students get art therapy to help them focus, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TEACH IT YOURSELF: A Brevard algebra teacher lets his students instruct the class to get them centered on learning rather than goofing off, Florida Today reports.
CONSTUCTION FUNDS: Rep. Seth McKeel suggests the Legislature might put more money into school construction, the Gainesville Sun reports.