Florida education news: Vocational training, grade changing, school transfers and more
SEEKING SKILLS: The College of Central Florida sees enrollment surge as area residents look to improve their employability, the Ocala Star Banner reports. (Ocala Star Banner photo)
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: A struggling Escambia charter school hopes to stave off closure, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
CONFUSING: Polk VPK providers say the state's method of scoring prekindergartens doesn't paint a true picture, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.
UNDER FIRE: A reformer Miami-Dade high school principal is under investigation for allegations of changing a football star's grades, the Miami Herald reports.
FINANCIAL AID: A Palm Beach commissioner creates a fund to help unemployed residents get vocational training, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CROWDED: Broward schools see more large classes because of changes to state class size law, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TRANSFER TIME: More than 1,100 central Florida families took advantage of No Child Left Behind transfers to switch schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LEAVE IT ALONE: The Florida Board of Education should stay away from politically charged efforts to change the rules for English-language learners, the Miami Herald editorializes.