Florida education news: Graduation rates, parent support, financial literacy and more
GRAD RATES: Florida's graduation rate rises again, with gains continuing in most demographic groups.
PARENT SUPPORT: Parents at two Tampa schools raise money to pay the salary of an extra music teacher.
MONEY COURSE: Florida high school seniors would be required to take a financial literacy course under recently unveiled legislation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
LOCAL SOURCES: The Alachua school district will begin serving more locally produced food in its cafeterias, the Gainesville Sun reports.
BAD CHOICES: Marion's superintendent should stop violating the state constitution class size rules, the Ocala Star-Banner editorializes.
LABOR NEWS: Franklin teachers reach a deal on salary increases, the Apalachicola Times reports.
SCHOOL NAMING: Duval officials near a decision on whether to rename a school named after a KKK grand wizard, the Florida Times-Union reports.
REVOLVING DOOR: Florida Keys Community College is having trouble retaining faculty and staff, the Keynoter reports.
BE PREPARED: North Florida schools prepare for a bad flu season, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
BIG CHANGES: The Manatee district embarks on a strategic planning initiative to eliminate dysfunction in the system, the Herald-Tribune reports.