Today's education news: Pay cuts, teacher training, advanced schooling and more
WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE? They're not in Hernando preschools, as their parents pull them out to save money. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
PAY CUTS, ANYONE? Hernando officials will consider slashing employee salaries by 5 percent to offset expected shortfalls for 2009-10.
LESS TRAINING: The Florida Board of Education considers reducing the amount of training teachers need to help English-language learners, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
50 YEARS LATER, STILL IN COURT: Several Florida districts continue to deal with desegregation lawsuits years after the orders were entered, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GETTING AHEAD: A growing number of Florida middle school students seek to take high school courses. Because they're disproportionately white, some critics say letting them in is unfair, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WORRIED PARENTS: Brevard moms and dads raise concerns about how well their children can be educated if their teachers are laid off and programs cut, Florida Today reports.
FINGERS CROSSED: Florida university leaders hope that the federal spending plan will infuse their dwindling coffers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
INDIVIDUAL HELP: St. Lucie schools focus on one-to-one tutoring to help students who struggle on the FCAT, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.