Florida education news: Virtual college, summer school, social networking and more
THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE: As USF's virtual classes expand, some educators worry whether students' social experiences with classmates and professors will suffer. (Times photo, Martha Rial)
A VERY BAD YEAR: Hernando's Nature Coast Technical High reflects on a down year that culminated with the reassignment of its leaders.
OPEN THE DOOR: Pinellas should keep its options open by tentatively approving a .25 mill tax increase, the Times editorializes.
SUMMER SCHOOL STAYS: But Lee schools scale back their program by one-third, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LIFE IS TOUGH: Four Jacksonville-area recent college grads find life after school ends a bumpy ride, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MORE FOR LESS: Florida university students face a year of higher costs with larger classes and fewer degree options, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FINDING FANS: The University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College begin using social networks to recruit new students, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.