Florida education news: Teacher benefits, FCAT scores, Race to the Top and more
CUTTING BENEFITS: School teachers across the Tampa area face the possibility of shrinking health insurance benefits as their districts look to cut expenses. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)
THE COST OF FCAT: Hernando officials say the delay in FCAT results will cost the district much more than postage as vacationing employees will have to come in to sift through the data. • Lee schools face a similar situation, the Fort Myers News Press reports. • So do Alachua schools, the Gainesville Sun reports. • What happened? The Palm Beach Post reviews the scoring problems.
STILL IN THE RUNNING: Levy schools still might participate in the Race to the Top even though the teachers union didn't sign on, the Chiefland Citizen reports.
OUR SCHOOLS STINK: A survey of Duval parents shows they think their public school quality is declining, the Florida Times-Union reports.
KICKING IN: The Sun-Sentinel reviews all the new education laws taking effect July 1.
LESS MARKETING: Brevard Community College cuts its advertising budget, Florida Today reports.
IT'S OFFICIAL: FAMU is coming to Crestview, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT? Several agencies investigate the head of Orange's construction division, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CLASS SIZE: St. Johns officials say they aren't sure the district can afford full implementation of the class size amendment, the St. Augustine Record reports.