Florida education news: Writing, arts education, textbooks and more
WRITING LESSONS: Pasco's Trinity Oaks Elementary School offers a summer enrichment Writing Academy aimed at helping both students and teachers improve their skills. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
DISCRIMINATION? A fired University of South Florida academic adviser accuses USF of racial discimination.
ENDORSEMENTS: The Times recommends retired principal Richard Bartels and incumbents April Griffin and Candy Olson for Hillsborough School Board.
KEEP WORKING ON IT: The Florida Department of Education says this year's FCAT scores might be right, but concerned superintendents are not yet convinced, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SETTING PRIORITIES: The Lee School Board reviews its legislative wish list, which includes a longer school year and local control of teacher pay, the Cape Coral Daily Breeze reports.
BUDGET CUTS: The Broward School Board sets a budget that prefers layoffs and furloughs to slashing arts education, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WHY BUY? Brevard Community College students hope to save money through a new textbook rental program, Florida Today reports.
SUE YOU: A coalition of Polk charter schools sues the School Board over a proposal to cut services to the schools, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
NO THANKS: St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner rejects a pay raise again, the St. Augustine Record reports.