Florida education news: Teacher pay, magnet schools, armed guards and more
TECHNICAL TRAINING: The Senate puts $1.5 million in its budget for a K-20 STEM magnet school in Pasco County. • The House puts a like amount in its budget for an adult education program in Hernando County.
ECONOMIC BOOSTER: An economic impact study shows Pasco-Hernando Community College puts about $240 million a year back into the counties it serves.
KNEE-JERK REACTION: Colleagues defend a Pierce Middle School teacher who faces dismissal after a student in her care wandered away.
SHINY AND NEW: Northeast High School culinary arts students get a new state-of-the-art kitchen.
NO MORE GUNS: Florida schools don't need armed guards, the Times editorializes.
RUMOR PATROL: The Palm Beach school district hires a strategic communications director to help market itself better, the Palm Beach Post reports.
HEAD TO HEAD: The College of Central Florida Brain Bowl team will compete for the national title against Ivy League squads, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
EDUCATION VS. HEALTH CARE: A business group airs ads claiming Florida will have to cut education spending if it expands Medicare, State Impact Florida reports.