PUSHING FOR FLORIDA'S FAIR SHARE: The state's Congressional delegation aims to make sure that if the federal spending package wins approval, Florida schools are not shortchanged, the Miami Herald reports. NPR talks to three Orange school leaders about their views of the stimulus and education cuts. (Image from consumerist.com)
HERE'S AN IOU: Florida's Major Gifts program to universities goes dark during tight financial times, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FLIP THAT SWITCH: Broward schools hope energy conservation lessons will turn into cost savings, the Miami Herald reports.
KEEPING ARTS ALIVE: North Florida districts rely on volunteers and fundraisers to make sure students continue to receive arts education, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
PUBLIC RECORDS BATTLE: Several districts continue to resist Polk resident Joel Chandler's request for information about employees' dependents, as lawmakers propose to close the records, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
AROUND THE NATION: Cutting funding to athletics hurts just as much as slashing the curriculum, Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews writes. New York finds that closing schools is as much about practicality as accountability, the N.Y. Times reports. California fights over the financial fate of its class-size reduction law, the L.A. Times reports.