Florida education news: Conflict of interest, speaking Spanish, preschool programs and more
CONFLICT? State Rep. Marlene O'Toole discloses that she's paid by Take Stock In Children, an education non-profit she voted to appropriate millions of dollars in the state budget.
BILINGUALISM: Parents at an Immokalee charter school promise to speak Spanish with their children daily to keep their language skills up, State Impact Florida reports.
MONEY MATTERS: Florida students should begin taking financial literacy courses, Florida Trend editorializes.
EARLY EDUCATION: A federal bill in Congress could put more money into preschool programs for low-income children, the Florida Times-Union reports.
QUESTIONS ABOUND: Some residents want to know why the Okaloosa district would pick a technology provider that costs $1 million more than another bidder, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
FLY HIGH: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University joins forces with Polk State College, the Ledger reports.
DENIED: A judge rejects a former Volusia teacher's discrimination lawsuit against the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ANOTHER TRY: Orange school district leaders explain why they will ask voters to extend their local sales tax supporting school construction, the Orlando Sentinel reports.