Florida education news: Title I programs, cursive handwriting, Head Start and more
CLOSER LOOK: Hillsborough school officials examine the district's service contracts for Title I schools amid concerns of the services' value. (Times photo, Octavio Jones)
TOO TIGHT? A Miami Democratic lawmaker calls for an investigation into the state's ties with test-maker Pearson, the Miami Herald reports.
LOST ART: Cursive handwriting is being de-emphasized in Florida schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FIGHT FOR IT: President Obama will have low-performing Head Start programs compete for funding, USA Today reports.
TOO MANY KIDS: Brevard residents, district officials discuss ways to ease school crowding, Florida Today reports.
USF POLY: Lakeland city officials want more answers before giving $5 million to the university, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
SPREADING OUT: Monroe district leaders will begin spending more time in offices outside Key West, the Keynoter reports.