Florida education news: virtual gaming, zero tolerance, text messaging and more
IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM... Aiming to keep the attention of today's digital youth, Florida Virtual School launches Conspiracy Code, an online game that's also a full U.S. history course.
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR: High school seniors, you should be getting your college apps ready. USF's admission director offers some advice.
KIDS NEED TO KNOW: Florida schools should teach high school students about statutory rape laws, just in case, the Naples Daily News reports.
MORE TOLERANCE: A growing number of states and school districts join Florida in relaxing their zero-tolerance policies and laws, USA Today reports.
GAINING POPULARITY: Florida's smaller state universities are attracting more students from outside their traditional areas, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STAND IF YOU'RE HISPANIC: Palm Beach Community College is trying to prove that 25 percent of its students are Hispanic so it can qualify for more federal money, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ON THE MOVE: Brevard ponders whether to relocate its special programs that are housed in schools that are over capacity, Florida Today reports.
OMG: Bay schools are struggling to deal with texting teens, the Panama City News Herald reports.