Florida education news: Testing, reading, home schooling and more
TOO MUCH TESTING: Florida Sen. John Legg targets district-level testing for a scaling back, while some educators suggest the state's testing philosophy is what needs an overhaul. • Students prepare for the final round of FCAT exams, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
JUST READ: Freshmen at Pasco Mitchell High School spend a day reading Elie Wiesel's Night to absorb the memoir's full force.
BACK TO BASICS: Pinellas Gibbs High launches a school-within-a-school fundamental program for students with low FCAT scores.
IN THE RACE: Hillsborough School Board member April Griffin decides to seek a third term after announcing she would not.
COLLEGE COSTS: A new report suggests that Florida needs to increase tuition rates to keep its university system viable, the Herald-Tribune reports.
'IT'S NO PICNIC': Home-schooling is on the increase in Florida, the Santa Rosa Press-Gazette reports.
SAFETY CONCERNS: Parents complain after some Brevard eighth graders are stuffed into an overcrowded bus for a field trip to Orlando, Florida Today reports.
NASCAR LESSONS: Some Volusia sports management high school students head to the Daytona International Speedway to learn about event marketing, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.