Florida education news: Student achievement, school cuts, prom court and more
THANKS, COACH: Students and teachers at Pasco's Weightman Middle School praise the addition of student achievement coaches to help improve academic outcomes. (Times photo, Jeffrey S. Solochek)
SUCCESS? OR NOT? Life Skills Center charter school faces closure because of its low success rate, but officials there say the Pinellas school district ignores that students given little chance are making it.
TOO DEEP: Broward parents and teachers are unhappy with proposed cuts to the school system, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SMALLER IS BETTER: Schools in northeast Florida find small classes work, but they're expensive to maintain, the St. Augustine Record reports.
NOT SO BAD: Florida university leaders are pleased that budget cuts from the state are lower than expected, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
SIX MONTH WAIT: Manatee schools adopt a new state law requiring retirees to wait six months before returning to a district job, the Bradenton Herald reports.
THAT'S JUST NICE: Barron Collier High in Naples chooses a student with Down syndrome to its prom court, the Naples Daily News reports.
OPPOSITE SIDES: The two main candidates for Florida governor differ on key education issues, which could mean the difference in November, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SCARED OF SCHOOL: Palm Beach middle schools try to cope with bullying, the Palm Beach Post reports.