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Florida education news: AP courses, school lunches, homeless students and more



apqtn.st_.56.jpegWORTH IT? More Florida high school students than ever are taking Advanced Placement courses and exams, but the passing rate is low, prompting some to question the value, the Miami Herald reports. (Miami Herald photo)

PICK ME! Newly elected Manatee elections supervisor Mike Bennett seeks appointment as a trustee for State College of Florida, the Herald-Tribune reports.

EXTRA HELP: BB&T Bank contributes $200,000 to the Polk school district's program assisting homeless students, the Ledger reports.

PRIVATIZED: Bay County makes strides with a private cafeteria services provider after heated debates whether to do it, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

RUMOR CONTROL: Okaloosa's new superintendent finds she must live down rumors of how people thought she would lead, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

FOR SALE: The home of a shuttered Miami-Dade charter school is up for auction, the South Florida Business Journal reports.

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