Florida education news: Standards, parent trigger, Florida universities and more
STANDARDS SHIFT: Proposed revisions to the Common Core by the Florida Department of Education don't allay the concerns of most critics. Columnist John Romano calls the recommendations "faux fixes." More from the Tallahassee Democrat, State Impact Florida.
NEW PRIORITIES: StudentsFirst refocuses its energies in Florida to education spending, and away from the parent trigger.
VISION: New Florida universities chancellor Marshall Criser III talks about his views on the state's public university system.
EMBARRASSING: Florida lawmakers heavily criticize past financial practices of the Manatee school district after hearing a critical audit report, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.
SHEARED: A Lee middle school counselor faces a mom's complaints after shaving off a student's haircut that was deemed distracting, NBC-2 reports.
TAXING DILEMMA: Brevard could have to close more schools if voters don't support a local sales tax referendum, Florida Today reports.
THREATENED: Parents of a Monroe elementary school want a violent student expelled, the Keynoter reports.
SINGLE-GENDER: Some Florida lawmakers seek to pilot single-gender classes around the state, State Impact Florida reports.