Florida education news: Common Core testing, culinary arts, public comments and more
COMMON CORE: Gov. Rick Scott takes steps to remove Florida from the PARCC testing consortium. • Scott's arguments run counter to the Common Core defense the state's education department regularly uses, columnist John Romano writes. • They also counter his own support of PARCC from 2012. • Scott's move represents a step backward for Florida education, to appease tea party activists, the Times editorializes. • Plus a Common Core Q&A.
FUTURE PLANNING: Broward culinary arts students participate in a two-year program with a pipeline to south Florida's hospitality industry, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SPEAKING OUT: Manatee School Board members consider changing the rules for public comments at their meetings, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Manatee School Board approves 2 percent raises for nonbargaining employees, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SEEKING ROLE MODELS: Edward Waters College launches a new program aimed at preparing black male teachers, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TROUBLED CHARTER: A Miami-Dade charter school operator faces bankruptcy but says it won't affect the school, the Miami Herald reports.
DUAL ENROLLMENT: The Bay School Board redesigns its dual enrollment program to meet new funding rules, the Panama City News Herald reports.
VETERANS TUITION: Florida State University leaders advocate for measures to help military veterans pay in-state tuition rates, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.