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Florida education news: Anthropology, FCAT scores, immigration laws and more



a4s_anthropology101_195403c.jpegGET REAL: USF anthropology majors take issue with Gov. Rick Scott's assertion that their discipline is unimportant. • Science experts say Scott's emphasis on science should begin well before college, the Herald-Tribune reports. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)

WHO GOES THERE? Hernando parents and officials look into changing the district's magnet school acceptance policy.

CHARACTER MATTERS: Pinellas has a plan to provide character education to the schools that won't be getting the program paid for by a Boy Scouts grant.

NEW SCORES: The Florida Department of Education's new FCAT scoring system could make it harder for students to pass, the Miami Herald reports. • Such changes make it more difficult for schools like Keller Intermediate School to improve their state grades, the Baker County Press reports.

NOT YET: Florida schools are not keeping an eye out for students fleeing Alabama's immigration law despite reports to the contrary, WUSF 89.7 reports.

SHARED TIME: State Rep. Gayle Harrell files legislation that would allow school districts more options for employees to transfer sick leave to colleagues, the Stuart News reports.

GOING UP: Florida's prepaid tuition costs rise by $4,000, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa noninstructional staff win raises of 3 to 10 percent, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

MONEY SWAP: Monroe will ask voters to let them continue transferring a portion of capital funds to the operating budget, the Keynoter reports.

GET ONLINE: Flagler schools look for ways to provide more Internet access to parents who don't have it at home, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2011 8:56am]


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