Florida education news: Veterans on campus, school swimming pools, FCAT and more
BACK TO SCHOOL: The University of South Florida is among the colleges that work to make military veterans feel comfortable as they return to campus, USA Today reports.
FAILING GRADE: Florida lawmakers' education "reforms" do little to reassure Floridians, the Miami Herald editorializes.
FCAT WAR: New emphasis on test results to rate Florida teachers ignores the fact that socioeconomics plays a key role in outcomes, Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino writes.
INSURANCE WOES: The Manatee School Board struggles to deal with a troubled insurance system as it also aims to reduce a budget shortfall, the Bradenton Herald reports.
IN TOO DEEP: Broward schools spend millions on new swimming pools but don't teach students to swim, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LACK OF ACCESS: A committee asked to help the Monroe school system deal with finances complains it isn't asked for input on key matters, the Keynoter reports.
A LITTLE BETTER: University of Florida faculty salaries increase but still lag nationally, the Gainesville Sun reports.