Florida education news: Sequester, class size, education governor and more
IN DOUBT: The federal sequester threatens to shut down some University of South Florida research.
CLASS SIZE: Duval schools come closer to meeting Florida class size rules than in the past, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Brevard schools choose to miss the class size limits if in the students' best interest, Florida Today reports. • Volusia schools have met the mark, while Flagler schools are trying, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Okaloosa schools save money while meeting class size mandates, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
JEB VS. RICK: Jeb Bush is Florida's true education governor and not Rick Scott, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
TUITION RATES: Two Democrats seek to guarantee in-state tuition to Florida high school graduates whose parents are in the country illegally, the AP reports.
COMMUNITY INPUT: The Manatee school district will survey residents about their priorities for district finances, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa teachers and district representatives remain apart in salary negotiations, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
DEGREES: Tallahassee Community College prepares to offer its first four-year degree, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
CRACKING DOWN: Alachua law enforcement will get tough on drivers who violate school bus traffic rules, the Gainesville Sun reports.