Florida education news: Credit recovery, charter schools, reading camps and more
NEVER GIVE UP: Weeki Wachee High senior Monica Diaz makes up four years of school work in one year to graduate on time.
CHARTER NEWS: Newpoint Tampa High School will close because of poor enrollment. • Dayspring Academy in Pasco County seeks to add two new locations, while other charters in the district prepare to expand their enrollment.
DO IT AGAIN: Florida elementary schools prepare for summer reading camps after receiving third-grade FCAT scores, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
RISING COSTS: The Osceola school district works with Valencia Community College to keep dual enrollment viable with new state funding rules, the Osceola News-Gazette reports.
JOB CUTS: Manatee's superintendent tells parents protesting teacher layoffs that district budget woes have made the moves necessary, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune. • Florida State College at Jacksonville will cut 76 jobs to reduce spending nearly $5 million, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO CHANGE: Broward College and Palm Beach State College decide not to increase tuition and fees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEW MILK: A Citrus County dairy develops fat-free white chocolate milk for Florida schools, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: Palm Beach's capital projects budget continues to fall short of need, the Palm Beach Post reports.
EXPLOSIVE: A Polk student who faced expulsion for what she said was a chemistry experiment will be allowed back into Bartow High, the Ledger reports.
DECEPTION: A Polk teacher faces firing for lying about having a terminal illness to get out of coming to work, WFTV reports.