Florida education news: FAMU Marching 100, resource officers, science standards and more
PLAY ON: The FAMU Marching 100 will return to action after a lengthy suspension over the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
UNSWAYED: Pinellas School Board members are not convinced to hire the Sheriff's Office for the district's policing needs.
FIRED: A Collier teacher is ousted after admitting to having helped students on an FCAT prep test, the Naples Daily News reports. • A Duval resource officer is let go for making an employee badge for a friend who didn't work for the district, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TEACHER TALK: Gov. Rick Scott and commissioner Tony Bennett tell teachers of the year that the coming years of changes will be monumental, the Florida Current reports.
DUAL ENROLLMENT: Manatee school officials seek solutions to a new funding model that threatens the availability of dual enrollment courses for high school students, the Bradenton Herald reports.
THUMBS UP: Florida teachers indicate they like the Next Generation Science Standards under consideration by the State Board, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
EASING OFF: The Brevard School Board scales back its budget cuts to save jobs and programs, Florida Today reports.
BOYS ONLY: The Palm Beach school district finds a home for its new all-boys middle school academy, the Palm Beach Post reports.
APPROVED: The Lee School Board adopts interim superintendent Nancy Graham's reorganization plan, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
OPEN CHOICE: The Orange school district launches a choice program allowing students to move from crowded to under-capacity schools (if they provide transportation), the Orlando Sentinel reports.