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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Achievement gap, Penny for Pasco, college debt and more

b2s_middleton052712_224191c.jpegSEEKING SOLUTIONS: Middleton High School aims to eliminate an achievement gap in a strugglng, low-income east Tampa neighborhood. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)

WORDS MATTER: Pasco school and county lawyers look to craft the most compelling 75-word ballot language for the Penny for Pasco sales tax.

DISCRIMINATION? The federal Office of Civil Rights investigates a complaint than an Winter Springs charter school denied access to a child with autism, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

INDEBTED: The next national financial crisis will come from college debt, Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm writes.

STAY AWAY: A Manatee middle school teacher seeks a restraining order against one of her seventh-grade students, the Herald-Tribune reports.

AT ODDS: A local watchdog continues to criticize financial decisions at the Monroe school district, the Keynoter reports.

HOTEL FAMILIES: Homeless children living in Disney area hotels begin to pop up in suburban Osceola County schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:41am]


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