Florida education news: USF campus safety, inquiry-based learning, field trips and more
CAMPUS COPS: USF police officers assure freshmen and their families that they'll be safe on campus. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
PAY HIKE: Hillsborough teachers and support workers tentatively negotiate raises for the new contract year.
PARTY ON: UF and FSU make Newsweek's list of top 25 party schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PAYBACK: About 500 more Florida State College-Jacksonville students might have to repay federal Pell grants that they weren't qualified to receive, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GET TO WORK: Some Lee high school teachers and administrators will also work with companies to strengthen their business partnerships, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CLEAN HOUSE: Chancellor Frank Brogan urges FAMU officials to cut back the number of unqualified admits to the school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HANDS ON: A new STEM based Lee County school focuses its teaching on inquiry-based learning rather than textbooks and homework, the Naples Daily News reports.
FOCUS: The Indian River school district will limit field trips and assemblies to avoid instructional interruptions, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.
REBATE: Sarasota teachers could see their health insurance premiums dip because of the Affordable Care Act, the Herald-Tribune reports.
PRESS HERE: Palm Beach considers using fingerprint technology to keep track of students on school buses, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BEING CLEAR: Flagler officials spell out the rules and consequences of the district's new uniform policy, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TAKING CHARGE: Monroe County officially gets its first appointed superintendent, the Keynoter reports.
SPACE: Seminole school officials again discuss redrawing attendance boundaries and closing more schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.