Florida education news: Special education, school safety, Common Core and more
COLLEGE LOANS: Congress should settle on how to set loan rates so college students can understand how much they'd need to pay, the Times editorializes.
SCHOOL GRADES: Experts weigh in on the Florida State Board's decision to alter the school grading formula in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
COMMON CORE: Some central Florida area parents have doubts about the state's adoption of Common Core State Standards, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SCHOOL SAFETY: Palm Beach schools will add two dozen officers for the new year, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Broward schools are looking into ways to increase security, too, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • The Okaloosa School Board considers funding to keep officers in all county schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
ARTS EDUCATION: The Palm Beach School Board prepares to add arts magnet schools for the southern part of the county, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Monroe officials aim to eliminate unpaid furlough days for employees, the Keynoter reports.
MATH GAMES: An Alachua high school math team seeks its seventh straight title in national competition, the Gainesville Sun reports.