Florida education news: budget, teacher of the year, magnet schools and more
INVESTMENT: Gov. Rick Scott proposes increasing Florida public education spending by $542 million, an amount quickly criticized as not enough.
TOP TEACHER: Springstead High history teacher John Imhof is named Hernando Teacher of the Year.
PROMISES: Pinellas district officials need to ensure that the opening of two new magnet schools doesn't further widen the county's achievement gap, the Times editorializes.
ANTI-CORE: About 100 Brevard residents rally against the Common Core, Florida Today reports.
LET IT SNOW: Several Panhandle school districts close in anticipation of snow, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SMALL REBOUND: Florida Catholic schools see a slight increase in enrollment for the second straight year, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SECOND CHANCE: The Lee school district allows a charter applicant to resubmit its proposal after nearly denying the original, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.