SHORTSIGHTED? Many Floridians criticize the Legislature's cuts to education, health care and social services. Lawmakers and the governor say there's likely more to come, along with the possibility of some tax increases. Still, education leaders already are predicting the worst, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
PASCO'S TOP TEACHERS: The Pasco Education Foundation names its three finalists for teacher of the year.
FIX IT: Pinellas administrators must find a workable solution to the standoff over middle school scheduling -- one that doesn't violate teachers' contracts, the Times editorializes.
NEW IB PROGRAM: Students living in eastern Hillsborough finally will have an International Baccalaureate closer to home in the new Strawberry Crest High.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Contest wields beauty in words, images to curb domestic violence (Hernando County); At Challenger K-8, the writing's on the wall
TUITION ON THE RISE: Florida joins several states in steeply increasing the cost of attending college, the AP reports.
A LITTLE ADVICE: Miami-Dade's oldest living retired teacher gives some insight to the district's youngest teacher, the Miami Herald reports.
RISKY COMMENTS: Two Collier board members put their district's accreditation in jeopardy with ridicule of colleagues, the Naples Daily News reports.
CLOSER THAN EVER: Brevard nears a contract agreement for teachers, Florida Today reports.
WHAT DO PARENTS THINK? Alachua seeks feedback as it moves ahead with a district uniform policy, the Gainesville Sun reports.