Florida education news: three-year degrees, school funding, music education and more
OUT IN THREE: Students such as Lauren Stueve of Tampa are taking advantage of a growing number of three-year degrees being offered at Florida universities. (Times photo, Atoyia Deans)
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: A Marion grass roots group rises to fight for Florida public education funding, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
GOING SOLAR: A Charlotte school debuts solar energy education in conjunction with a new renewable energy program, the Herald-Tribune reports.
NO MORE VOTE? Some Duval civic leaders want to have their School Board be appointed, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PLAY THAT MUSIC: Osceola schools expand their music programs despite the tough economy, with leaders saying the arts are critical to a well-rounded education, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NO SMOKING: A growing number of Florida universities are banning smoking on campus, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TOO EXPENSIVE: Lee officials say meeting the class-size amendment could bankrupt the state, yet it hasn't improved student performance, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
JUST FOR YOU: Polk plans to contract with health clinics to serve district employees, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
GO TO SCHOOL: Escambia takes a tougher stand against truancy, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.