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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Tuition, school choice, teacher layoffs and more

VETO PEN: Gov. Rick Scott is set to sign the FY 2014 budget, but veto a 3 percent tuition rate increase within it.

FEW OPTIONS: Parents of children with severe disabilities have limited school choices when the centers their children attend are rated F, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TEACHER APPRECIATION: Some Manatee parents plan to rally outside a School Board budget workshop to show their support of teachers facing layoffs, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Duval schools plan to add more prekindergarten classes, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BUS SAFETY: Palm Beach officials look for ways to protect children after a string of school bus accidents, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TEACHER TRAINING: Experts take a closer look at schools of education at UCF and other colleges to evaluate their value, the Hechinger Report reports.

LOVE OF ART: A Sarasota principal helps two county elementary schools develop strong dance and drama programs, the Herald-Tribune reports.

REOPENING: A coalition makes plans to open 16 of 24 Duval Head Start sites that were shut down on Friday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Monday, May 20, 2013 5:55am]


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