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Florida education news: alternative school, GI Bill, tutoring and more



VirtualTEACHING ONLINE: Pasco eSchool's new teachers begin to get a taste of how their online classroom will differ from their bricks and mortar one. (Photo from Virtual school district 27)

ALTERING ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS: Pasco looks for ways to make its alternative schools more effective and efficient.

BE A LEADER: Bill Clinton tells a group of Florida teens not to just look for problems but to find solutions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PASSED OVER: Some Florida teacher unions are complaining that school districts are hiring teachers from outside when local laid off educators are still available, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CHOICES: Military veterans attending college now will have to decide whether to use the old GI Bill to pay for their costs, or the new one, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Charlotte students start classes today, earlier than most in districts because the state issued Charlotte a waiver to begin two weeks ahead of schedule, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WHO OWES THE TAXES? Some Lee education groups battle over payment of property taxes that no one wants to cover, the Naples Daily News reports.

INFORMATION COMPROMISED: A contractor for St. Lucie schools might have sent personal information about district employees to other school districts by mistake, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.

SHRINKING DISTRICT: Brevard's enrollment slips, with few signs of recovery in sight, Florida Today reports.

TUTOR TIME: A Volusia middle school seeks to add a half-hour tutoring session to its regular daily schedule, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:31am]


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