Florida education news: Top teachers, school crowding, free meals and more
WASTED FUNDS? Florida state Sen. Mike Fasano wants to cut state support to a USF transportation think tank.
HONORED: Former governor Jeb Bush's education foundation recognizes 81 Florida teachers for their success with student performance on the FCAT over three years.
SEEKING PEACE: Palm Beach teachers agree to stop protesting the district's controversial academic changes long enough to sit with the administration and talk about the situation, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.
WHEN IS CROWDED NOT CROWDED? When you change the definition. That's what Broward school officials hope to do in order to avoid unpopular proposed attendance zone changes, the Miami Herald reports.
STILL NO SOLUTION: Lee leaders can't agree on what to do about Rosh Hashana, leaving the district 2010-11 calendar unresolved, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MORE FREE LUNCHES: Central Florida school districts see a record number of students qualifying for federal meal assistance, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Monroe teachers agree to $500 bonuses plus step increases, the Keynoter reports.