Florida education news: STEM, school funding, English learners and more
STEM IN THE MIDDLE: The University of South Florida will launch a program to train teachers to teach STEM courses to middle schoolers.
FCAT OUTCOME: Students' FCAT scores could have a big effect on teacher raises, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HANDOUTS: A Manatee middle school asks parents for money to help keep the school running to the end of the year, the Bradenton Herald reports.
GIFTED: A Marion 14-year-old prepares for her first year of college, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: Seven candidates vie to take over the Lee school district, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STILL LEARNING: Florida students who haven't mastered English struggle to meet the state's graduation requirements on time, the Orlando Sentinel reports.