Florida education news: USF Poly, virtual school, student tests and more
NO LAYOFFS, FOR NOW: USF president Judy Genshaft tells Polytechnic campus employees their jobs are safe for at least a year. • Chancellor Frank Brogan says there's no way the new Florida Poly will be ready to offer classes in the fall, the Ledger reports. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
ACCUSATIONS FLY: Two women file a lawsuit against the Citrus County school system accusing district officials of racism, Reuters reports.
ONLINE LEARNING: Florida expands virtual school options to include students as young as kindergarten, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
STILL TESTING: With FCAT behind them, many Florida high school students now look forward to more exams, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Collier district officials seek to take raises off the table in contract talks, the Naples Daily News reports.
HARDER TO GET IN: UF's liberal arts school will cut admissions and freeze hiring to meet budget cutting goals, the Gainesville Sun reports.