Florida education news: Turnaround schools, Bright Futures, capital funding and more
TURNAROUNDS: Hillsborough's Booker T. Washington Elementary School makes an effort to improve student performance in the face of social and economic challenges.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The federal government investigates whether Bright Futures criteria discriminate against Hispanic and black students.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Florida school district leaders set increased capital funding as a priority for this year's legislative session, the St. Augustine Record reports.
ON DEFENSE: Students in an Okaloosa veterinary technician program defend it against accusations of animal mistreatment, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
HEALTHY HABITS: Marion County's employee wellness program wins accolades for keeping workers fit, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
RECOGNITIONS: The Polk School Board drops a proposal to stop honoring top students at every other one of its meetings, the Ledger reports.
VOUCHERS: Florida voucher supporters aren't giving up on a bill to expand the program, Scripps reports.