Florida education news: Tutoring, longer school days, budget cuts and more
TUTORING TALK: Debate over how much money Florida schools should spend on private tutoring for poor children takes place in budget negotiations.
MORE SCHOOL: Reseach supports Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego's push to extend time on task for the district's most struggling students.
DO YOUR PART: The Pasco School Board needs to offer its own budget cutting alternatives as the district prepares to make spending cuts, the Times editorializes.
OVERSTEPPING: Duval school officials challenge a judge's decision to ban a 14-year-old girl from attending any school in the district, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FRANK TALK: Manatee School Board members discuss their varying views and how they came to bicker all the time, the Herald-Tribune reports.
RESTORED: Florida lawmakers put money back in the budget for Florida Polytechnic University, the Ledger reports.
KNOCKOFFS: Florida Gulf Coast University can't keep up with vendors trying to make a buck off the school's NCAA run, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TENACITY: A Panama City girl overcomes illness and obstacles to make it to graduation, inspiring others along the way, the Panama City News Herald reports.