Florida education news: Writing lessons, high school sports, English as a Second Language and more
BACK ON TRACK: Brooksville mom Carissa Bacon finishes high school more than a decade after dropping out. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
LOVE OF WRITING: Pasco's Sunray Elementary teaches students to enjoy writing, and the results follow.
ART MATTERS: Teaching art in school can improve a student's world outlook, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell writes.
PAY TO PLAY: Duval County high schools explore charging teens to play on athletic teams as a way to bolster the budget, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CLOSE TO HOME: Many of Lee County's top high school grads will attend college in-state to save money, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NEEDED RESOURCE: Manatee schools look into cutting resource officers despite knowing they help students, the Bradenton Herald reports.
QUESTIONS REMAIN: Former Nothwest Florida State College president Bob Richburg gets a hearing on his 2009 firing in late June, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
TEACHING ENGLISH: The Alachua school district plans to reinvigorate the district program that helps parents learn to speak English, the Gainesville Sun reports.
TOUGH TIMES: Many recent Florida college graduates struggle to find employment, the Ocala Star Banner reports. • The market is improving for some in the Palm Beach area, though, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Current and incoming college students, meanwhile, brace for higher tuition and fees paired with shrinking scholarships, the Lakeland Ledger reports.