Florida education news: Graduation rates, school grades, MOOCs and more
NEW MATH: The University of South Florida tests a new method of more accurately calculating its graduation rate.
STAFF CUTS: Budget reductions lead to fewer people serving Broward students with special needs, the Miami Herald reports.
FINANCIAL PLANNING: The state approves the Manatee school district's plan to improve its fiscal picture, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TEACHER WARRANTY: A new Florida law could lead to state universities being forced to retrain unsatisfactory teachers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CONSTRUCTION TIME: The Marion district prepares to open a new elementary school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • The Bay school district strives to replace portables with permanent classrooms, the Panama City News-Herald reports.
ONLINE LEARNING: Florida will begin exploring how MOOCs might be used for student high school and college credits under a newly approved law, Inside Higher Education reports.