Florida education news: Teacher contracts, Veterans Day, school sex education and more
FINANCIAL AID: The Diocese of St. Petersburg announces it will offer $1 million in tuition assistance to help families attend Catholic schools next year.
TUITION HIKE: Florida senators say they might approve another round of tuition increases for Florida's public universities.
MORE PROTESTS: St. Johns teachers and supporters rally against SB 736, which heads to the Florida House floor today, the St. Augustine Record reports. • Many Palm Beach teachers consider retiring or leaving the state in light of the legislation, the Palm Beach Post reports.
RECOGNIZE THEIR EFFORTS: A Marion veterans group urges lawmakers to keep schools open on Veterans Day so kids can learn about their sacrifices rather than just sleep in, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH: The Florida Department of Education will send an inspector to review the Broward school district's plan to deal with a grand jury's allegations of corruption, the Miami Herald reports.
FIRED: A Manatee cafeteria manager is let go for failure to report a suspected child abuse case, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FRUSTRATED: A Collier mom wants more information about what's happening with a case of reported bullying against her daughter, the Naples Daily News reports.
PROGRAM CUTS: Florida's public universities begin deleting degree programs to save money, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SEX ED: Flagler schools might adopt an "abstinence plus" sex education program as officials worry about the county's rising incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
(NOT REALLY) A FURLOUGH: The Polk school district asks year-round employees to use three vacation days during spring break, the Lakeland Ledger reports.