RHODES SCHOLAR: Abigail P. Seldin of Tierra Verde is one of just 32 recipients of the prestigious academic honor. She attends the University of Pennsylvania.
ADULT LEADERSHIP NEEDED: Hernando parents and district leaders should be teaching lessons about personal responsibility and not seeking to shift blame and find loopholes in the aftermath of Nature Coast High's suspended football season, the Times editorializes.
SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE: Collier schools propose an academic contract for student-athletes who become academically ineligible, so the students could still play ball, the Naples Daily News reports.
COLLEGE STUDENTS SEEK TO STAY AFLOAT: Tough financial times have students rethinking their career paths, as well as their loan structures, so they don't sink in a sea of debt, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DON'T WASTE: Ave Maria University shows students exactly how much food they're throwing away each day, the Naples Daily News reports.
PAINFUL CUTS: Some Florida charter schools feel the budget crunch more keenly than the traditional school systems, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LESS VIOLENCE: Florida schools have seen an overall decrease in reported acts of violence, the Miami Herald reports.
JUST LIKE IN COLLEGE: Lake high school students soon might be able to register for classes and choose their teachers online, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BEST IN FLORIDA: FSU history professor Jonathan Grant is named the 2008 Florida Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
AROUND THE NATION: Georgia's state superintendent of schools, who won $1-million on a game show, has filed for personal bankruptcy but still plans to donate her winnings to the state education system as promised, the NY Times reports. Virginia plans to strengthen and streamline its math standards, the Washington Post reports. Education leaders across the country worry if the economy struggles for too long, their ability to bridge the achievement gap will falter, the Christian Science Monitor reports.