Today's education news: Principal shifts, unfunded mandates, GED rules and more
IS STIMULUS THE SOLUTION? Florida public education could see improved funding under the federal plan, but lawmakers have to decide whether using one-time resources for ongoing expenses is worth it. (Image from mediabistro.com)
ASK THE STUDENTS: Pasco high school students offer their views on what should and shouldn't be cut from the budget.
WHERE THEY'LL STOP, NOBODY KNOWS: Pasco shuffles its high school principals into new positions, raising concerns about stability at the top.
FEELING BETRAYED: A Hernando family pays thousands to a Huntington Learning Center for studying help, only to see the center close and no refund available.
PIPE DREAMING: A growing number of Florida educators see Gov. Crist's budget proposal as too good to believe, the Marco Eagle reports.
HERE'S THE BILL: A Broward board member suggests sending an invoice to lawmakers for programs the Legislature imposes on school districts without funding to pay for them, the Miami Herald reports.
HELP FOR THE HOMEBOUND: Miami-Dade has a school designed specifically for students who can't be around other students, the Miami Herald reports.
NO ROOM AT THE DORM: Florida Atlantic University has so many students seeking dorm rooms that it resorts to a lottery, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TOO SMART FOR HIS OWN GOOD: A Fort Myers 14-year-old homeschooler is academically ready for college, but isn't able to take the GED until he turns 16, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DROP ON IN: Alternatives Unlimited, a private school firm that focuses on dropouts, looks to open three sites in Polk, the Lakeland Ledger reports.