Florida education news: College access, charter school politics, rezoning and more
GETTING IN: The University of South Florida guarantees admission to students from certain colleges who have earned their associates degrees.
COMMUNITY DIVIDE: Parents in the Meadow Pointe subdivision of Wesley Chapel hurl criticism as a Pasco school rezoning committee recommends changing their homes to a different school.
BENEFITS: Some Manatee teachers face a health insurance premium hike for the first time in years, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HELPING HAND: The Marion education foundation reinvents itself to help more students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
CHARTER SCHOOL POLITICS: The clout of charter schools in Tallahassee could hinge on political races in Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald reports.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: The Palm Beach district will expand International Baccalaureate into three more schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: The Volusia School Board considers bonding against anticipated sales tax revenue to jump start a school construction project, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.