Florida education news: Gifted students, student-athlete eligibility, whistleblowers and more
BORED: Many central Florida gifted students lack adequate challenging courses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
'FOLLOW THE COACH': The FHSAA proposes relaxing a key rule on student-athlete eligibility, the Florida Current reports.
WHISTLEBLOWER: The Broward school district reaches a $275,000 settlement with a former employee who helped expose corruption in the district facilities department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DRONES: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presses for the federal government to place a drone testing site in Florida, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
COMING UP: Lee County schools face a year of critical elections while also dealing with standards, testing and other state concerns, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SURPRISE! A group of Broward elementary students get to meet President Obama on their White House tour, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH: Florida needs to improve its middle school math instruction, FSU professor Paul Cottle writes in the Tallahassee Democrat.