Florida education news: Common Core, school security, financial aid and more
UNCOMMON CORE: Two Sarasota specialty schools configure the Common Core to fit into their students' added needs, the Herald-Tribune reports.
'ALL ABOUT THE KIDS': Kenneth Reddick, Polk's newest assistant superintendent, works to fit in the system, the Ledger reports.
WHAT'S THE POINT: A Jacksonville sixth-grade teacher makes sure all her lessons have a measurable goal, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ON THE LOOKOUT: Marion schools plan to increase security after recent vandalism attacks, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
GREEN THUMBS: A Polk elementary school fits its gardening lessons into its science curriculum, the Ledger reports.
TRIAL RUN: The University of Central Florida offers a classroom simulator with cartoon students to help teachers improve their skills, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
FINANCIAL AID: FAFSA now recognizes same-sex marriages, which means some university students could be eligible for less financial aid, the Gainesville Sun reports.