Florida education news: College essays, school administration, pay raises and more
SMART, AND FUNNY TOO? A Palm Harbor University High's college entrance essay lands on a Washington Post blog and sparks the debate over just how wacky or funny students must be to win acceptance to elite programs.
SUPERVISOR SHUFFLE: The Pinellas school district looks less top heavy on paper after recategorizing some administrative jobs.
COMING TOGETHER: Plans gel for Hernando's second charter school.
NO RAISES? Senate president Don Gaetz disdains Gov. Rick Scott's proposal for teacher raises, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BAD DECISIONS: The fate of a Manatee high school coach accused of inappropriate interactions with students heads to the State Attorney for possible charges, the Herald-Tribune reports. • A Marion high school clerk is arrested for sending nude photos of herself to a male student, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • A Seminole school bus driver is caught on video texting while driving his bus, WTSP reports.
PAY THEM: A special magistrate agrees that Edison State College faculty should get pay raises, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FOUND IT: Broward school transportation officials locate $1 million worth of previously unaccounted for equipment, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FEWER PROJECTS: Palm Beach officials prepare to slash their capital projects budget to account for a $56 million shortfall, the Palm Beach Post reports.