Florida education news: Construction funds, stinkhorn, AP exams and more
CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Florida lawmakers look for ways to provide construction and maintenance funds to both traditional and charter schools.
TUITION: Gov. Rick Scott should actively help pass legislation to give illegal immigrants in-state university tuition, the Times editorializes. • A new database shows that rising college costs impacts poor families disproportionately, the Miami Herald reports.
UNEQUAL TREATMENT: Orange district officials investigate practices where students at some schools get credit for passing AP exams while students at other schools don't, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
IOU: Duval students who can't afford school lunch get a cheese sandwich and juice, which many are too embarrassed to take, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WHAT'S THAT SMELL? Stinkhorn fungus invades the campus of a Marion elementary school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
CLASS SIZE: Florida should relax its class-size reduction mandate, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.