LEADERSHIP BY THE NUMBERS: FSU provost Larry Abele relies on the data when making decisions, which has helped push the university to new successes.
JUST SAYING YES: Florida voter are more likely today than 20 years ago to approve proposed constitutional amendments, such as the three relating to education that appear on the November ballot, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ALL ABOUT THE TURF: Collier plans to replace all its high school football field grass with synthetic turf, saying the $6-million initial expense will lead to big savings in maintenance and upkeep down the road, the Naples Daily News reports.
'IT'S STILL A CORN DOG': Martin and Indian River will be changing brands and supplies in their cafeterias to keep expenses down, with an eye toward January when Department of Agriculture staples might rise in price, the Stuart News reports.
GET IT DONE: High school seniors around Florida gear up their college application effort to get their paperwork submitted before the competition, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FOUR DAYS A WEEK: Brevard Community College liked the four-day work week so much as a summer effort to save money that it decides to implement the idea permanently, Florida Today reports.
BUDGET ROUNDUP: Broward prepares for a school year where the superintendent says the cuts will be felt in the classroom, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The cuts are deep in Miami-Dade, too, the Miami Herald reports.
AROUND THE NATION: A University of Virginia student learns the downside of Internet research when she's accused of plagiarism and taken to honor court, the Washington Post reports. Outdoors educators are pushing for more federal funding for nature learning, calling their idea No Child Left Inside, the AP reports.