Florida education news: Student loans, dual enrollment, school resource officers and more
INVESTMENT: Pinellas voters should back a referendum renewing the school district's property tax for school operations, the Times editorializes.
COSTLY: Florida university students worry that a doubling of the interest rate on their Stafford loans might make college unaffordable, the Miami Herald reports.
CUTTING BACK: Some Florida community colleges are reducing dual enrollment offerings for high school students because they can't afford to provide so many free classes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WAITING: Edison State College officials anxiously await word of whether the trouble-ridden school will win reaccreditation, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SCHOOL SAFETY: A Flagler School Board member raises concerns as the district considers whether to renew its contract for resource officers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
POLITICAL CONNECTIONS: U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns faces accusations in his reelection bid that his efforts to steer money to Central Florida Community College helped move his wife up the school's administrative ranks, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
PRIVATIZATION: The Bay School Board looks into contracting out its cafeteria services to save money, the Panama City News-Herald reports.