JEB: "REFORM IS NEVER FINISHED": Former governor Jeb Bush, the architect of Florida's school accountability program, urges the state to "continue to raise the bar" in education, in a special column for the Orlando Sentinel.
AROUND THE BEND: FAMU enters the new year in a familiar position - facing a scandal, its accreditation threatened. But president James Ammons and many students contend the school has made progress toward a brighter future, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LEARN TO FLY: Florida schools that train pilots are gearing up for a busy decade as a pilot shortage looms, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GETTING READY TO WORK: The Lee school district ramps up its career education programs, the Naples Daily News reports.
BOARD CERTIFIED BONUS IN DOUBT: Florida lawmakers are asking whether teachers who gain National Board certification make enough difference to get $8,500 bonuses each year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FIRST DEGREE: Indian River Community College launches its bachelor's degree programs, the Stuart News reports.
LESSONS FROM INDIA: Its students no longer at the top internationally, Japan turns to India's schools for some direction, the NY Times reports. Us next?