Florida education news: Gifted education, FCAT, college credits and more
MORE TIME ON TASK: Pinellas will expand its gifted program to all elementary schools to end the need for time spent on buses.
FCAT: Pasco schools see student performance moving in the right direction, but leaders say more work is needed.
NEXT STEPS: A growing number of Pasco high school seniors are graduating with college credits and degrees.
BUDGET CUTS: Manatee parents petition the superintendent to solve the district's budget shortfall without laying off teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Unexpected cost increases create a bigger budget shortfall than expected for Polk schools, the Ledger reports.
IMPACT FEES: A Broward developer disputes the school district's proposed impact fee for a condo high rise, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NOT ENOUGH: The Broward school district can't afford needed building improvements with existing revenue, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BUS SAFETY: The Bay School Board approves surveillance cameras for its school buses, the Panama City News-Herald reports.
NEW DIRECTIONS: Sarasota schools prepare for life without media specialists, the Herald-Tribune reports.