Florida education news: University funding, prepaid tuition, FCAT testing and more
TOP TEACHER: Emily Marrero of Philip Shore Elementary is named Hillsborough's 2010 Teacher of the Year.
A SENSIBLE MOVE: Transitioning from the high school FCAT to end-of-course exams makes sense if done reasonably, the Times editorializes.
UNDER PRESSURE: Imagine School in Tallahassee is making changes to overcome its F grade and avoid the unimaginable future without improvement, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
AUDITING THE AUDITOR: Members of Broward's auditing committee question the need to hire extra outside experts to review reports generated by the district audit staff, the Miami Herald reports.
ROAD DISPUTE: The Palm Beach district reaches a deal with the city of Riveria Beach over traffic improvements that had held up utility permits for a new high school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LOCK IT IN: Sales of Florida prepaid tuition plans are up 4 percent despite rising prices, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FINGERS CROSSED: After overhauling the staff and curriculum of Warrington Middle, Escambia leaders are hoping that the coming FCAT test will show all the initiatives worked, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.