Today's education news: Bonuses, endowments, records and more
SEEKING PRIVACY: The Florida First Amendment Foundation takes aim at bills that would shield personal information about school district employees from the public. Naturally, the Times editorializes against making more records private.
SHOOTING FOR THE STARS: Pine View Elementary's chess club, just two years old, rates second in Florida's K-3 division with five members headed for the Super Nationals.
UNIVERSITIES NEED A REAL LEADER: And St. Pete College's Carl Kuttler (or Jeb Bush or Bob Graham) would be a perfect fit for chancellor, columnist Howard Troxler writes.
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT: USF's payment of bonuses to top execs during a time of severe cuts doesn't pass the smell test, the Times editorializes.
AT LAST: Pasco School Board member Cathi Martin did the right thing in resigning, the Times editorializes.
TALKING MONEY: Hernando superintendent Wayne Alexander says the federal stimulus won't help his budget, as the package is about buying things, but what he really needs is people — not things, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.
COLLEGE CONUNDRUM: Universities see their endowments shrink as their enrollment rises, the Naples Daily News reports.
SHORTCHANGING THE KIDS: Parents worry that cutting programs and teachers only serves to harm their children, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BUSINESS RULES: Professors of business make the biggest salaries at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT ASKING? An Orange County principal's plea for cash makes perfect sense to Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas.
SAVE OUR SPORTS: Volusia's junior varsity athletes hold a fundraiser to protect their teams from the budget axe, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
GETTING KIDS TO GRADUATE: Brevard works hard to maintain one of the nation's highest graduation rates, Florida Today reports.