Florida education news: Special education standards, dual enrollment, school technology needs and more
TELL THE TRUTH: A Hernando schools employee faces dismissal for lying about an incident at a district gas pump.
TOUGHER STANDARDS: Florida will eliminate modified courses for students with special needs under the new Common Core standards, District Administration reports.
HOW TO WRITE: A Lee elementary school teaches parents how to help their children write better, the Cape Coral Daily Breeze reports.
INTERVENTION: The Manatee School Board steps in to help resolve a bus driver pay dispute, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MONEY FOUND: Edison State College and the Lee school district find a way to keep summer dual enrollment courses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STUCK ON THE BUS: A St. Lucie school bus driver is under investigation after a 7-year-old St. Lucie student spends the day alone on the bus, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
SING FOR IT: Fort Walton Beach High teachers plan a variety show to raise money for school technology, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: Florida state Rep. Kelli Stargel is all over the airwaves talking parent grading, the Lakeland Ledger reports.