Florida education news: Achievement gap, tuition, teacher transfers and more
BRIDGING THE GAP: The Hillsborough School Board seeks to eliminate the district's achievement gap among racial groups, as well as disparities in discipline.
IN-STATE TUITION: Florida universities differ in the way they consider children of illegal immigrants for tuition rates, the Gainesville Sun reports. • Florida is one of several states pondering whether to offer all military veterans in-state tuition, USA Today reports.
ONLINE LEARING: A State College of Florida professor turns to the Internet to share diversity lessons with her students, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CROWDSOURCING: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund creates a website aimed at connecting teachers with local donors, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MISTREATMENT: An internal investigation finds merit in employee complaints against the superintendent of the McKeel charter school system, the Ledger reports.
BEST INTEREST: A new report shows that several Miami-Dade schools improved academically after the forced transfer of teachers, the Miami Herald reports.
TIP LINE: The Escambia school district opens a phone line to receive anonymous reports of fraud and financial waste, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.