Florida education news: Job training, FCAT testing, English language learners and more
JOB TRAINING: A mobile training program helps Brooksville residents learn new employment skills.
TEST TIME: Bay area schools try to generate student excitement rather than nervousness for the FCAT, the Panama City News Herald reports. Same concept in Lee County, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • Testing takes up all the computers at many Palm Beach schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROVERSY: Some Duval parents protest a fourth-grade civics lesson about giving up constitutional rights, Fox News reports.
LANGUAGE CHALLENGE: The longer students still learning English stay in special language programs, the more they fall behind in the regular curriculum, the AP reports.
LAND BANKING: The Marion School Board prepares to buy property for a future high school, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
COOL: The Flagler school district looks into new, more efficient cooling systems, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
END IN SIGHT: Seminole officials prepare to finalize contentious plans to redraw school attendance boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.