Florida education news: Submarines, teacher data, lobbyists and more
GOING DOWN: Springstead High's submarine racing team heads to Maryland for national competition, which it won in 2009.
ANTHROPOLOGY MATTERS: Florida political leaders need to remember that the humanities complement the sciences in a university education, the Times editorializes.
EXPOSED: Thousands of participants in Florida teacher preparation programs had their personal data revealed for two weeks because of a computer security breach, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
CONVERSION: Parents and teachers at Manatee's Rowlett Elementary dig into the nuts and bolts of turning their magnet school into a charter school, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.
BIGGER SEARCH: St. Lucie officials consider broadening their search for a new superintendent as the district becomes the only one in Florida looking, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.
POLITICAL PULL: Charter school groups rely on lobbyists with political muscle to push their cause in Tallahassee, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LABOR NEWS: A magistrate rules that Collier teachers should get their salary step increases, the Naples Daily News reports.
FCAT FIGHT: Robert Krampf's efforts to get the FLDOE to correct errors in the science FCAT raise questions about the test's validity, the Miami Herald reports.
SCHEDULING: Palm Beach middle school parents protest the district's plans to cut seventh period as a cost-saving measure, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DUAL ENROLLMENT: North Florida school districts and colleges look for ways to keep dual enrollment available despite funding changes, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SOME VACATION: Many Volusia teachers take summer jobs to make ends meet, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.