Florida education news: Tutoring, GED, career academies and more
CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Public school teachers own or operate one in five federally subsidized NCLB tutoring companies in Florida.
HARD AT WORK: Lacoochee Elementary faculty get an early start on turning their struggling school around.
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: The public schools in St. Petersburg need a concentrated dose of improvement, the Times editorializes.
GET THAT GED: South Florida students race to complete their GED before the test and its fees change, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PRESSURE COOKER: Education concerns cast a shadow over Gov. Rick Scott's reelection bid, the Sunshine State News reports.
CAREER-READY: Polk education and business leaders look to career academies to better prepare students, the Ledger reports.
SCHOOL GRADING: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho calls on the state to decommission its school grading formula, the Miami Herald reports.
CLEANUP: A struggling Panama City elementary school gets a face lift in hopes that an improved environment will inspire student learning, the Panama City News-Herald reports.