Florida education news: Budget proposal, classroom fighting, snow days and more
BUDGET NEWS: Gov. Rick Scott proposes an education budget that relies heavily on rising local property tax revenue. Scott's budget is more about politics than good policy, the Times editorializes. Orange County school officials aren't impressed by the proposal, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TROUBLING: Students stand by and watch as a Gibbs High teacher tries to stop two girls from fighting without any help. (w/video)
HISTORY: Brandon High's band director hears tales of the group's past glories as she prepares for the school's 100th anniversary celebration.
'YOU CAN'T FIGHT MOTHER NATURE': Panhandle school districts ask the state to waive the requirement that they make up missed snow days, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
STANDARDS: Volusia school officials and parents debate the value of the Common Core, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SAVINGS: A researcher pegs the value of Florida universities' education student internships in schools at $39 million, Central Florida Future reports.
DRIVE SAFELY: Broward officials propose a ban on parents using cell phones and other devices while driving on district campuses, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
UPHELD: The Florida charter school appeal board supports Polk's denial of a STEM charter school application, the Ledger reports.
MIND YOUR WORDS: The Indian River school district warns employees to consider perceptions when choosing their language, after an investigation in the use by some of the term "Big Black Coaches," the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.