Florida education news: Thanksgiving lessons, end-of-course exams, merging schools and more
THANKS: Children at Pine Grove Elementary in Brooksville remind their parents and teachers what they're thankful for. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
STILL SEWING: Fox Chapel Middle School in Hernando keeps its home ec classes alive thanks to donated sewing machines.
WRONG TARGET: The latest lawsuit against Florida's education funding system fails to hold parents accountable, too, Tallahassee Democrat columnist Bill Cotterell writes.
FAILING: Another mark of Florida's poor public school system is the number of students entering college requiring remedial work, the Lakeland Ledger editorializes.
MORE TESTS: Florida embarks upon end-of-course exams for high school students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DON'T GO THERE: Some Broward parents are warning the district to step lightly as it considers merging their schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STEPPING BACK: Broward removes its board members from its insurance committee, the Miami Herald reports.
FIU'S IOU: Florida International University can't afford to pay retired president Mitch Madique's final bonus, the Miami Herald reports.