Roll Call: College Graduate Decline; The Secret Of Collier’s Success; Union Leader Falsely Claimed Unpaid Leave
New data shows the number of Floridians earning a college degree dropped, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Number of Florida college graduates dropped in 2010 – Fewer Floridians earned a college degree in 2010. This is opposite of national trends and bad news for the economy since projections for the next decade show more jobs will require a college degree. The Orlando Sentinel
Patton: Strategy ‘paid off’ as Collier leads the state in improved school grades – Collier County school leaders say their strategy of pulling regional principals and district leaders together to analyze school performance paid off with the best improvement in school grades in the state. The Naples Daily News
Union probe: Santeramo’s payout based on forged memo – Local union leaders were suspicious of a document that said an ousted union leader was due unpaid leave. Turns out the document was a fake, investigators say. The Miami Herald
Palm Beach County schools audit committee finalizes enhanced field trip controls – Palm Beach County schools must get a new approval before any school funds can be used to pay for a field trip. The Palm Beach Post
District looks to alter school bus routes during Republican National Convention – Students on Davis Islands and Harbour Island could see their bus schedule disrupted during the Republican National Convention. The Tampa Bay Times