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Florida education news: AP tests, school vouchers, class size and more



b4s_AP041909_64879c.jpgTHE VALUE OF AP TESTS: As more Florida high school students take AP exams, their families save money on college costs but the state's return on its investment remains unclear. (Times file photo)

BIG DAY: The results of Tuesday's election could have major implications for Florida education, Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo writes.

JUST WAIT: Florida's school air quality problems stand to worsen as districts dip into capital funds to pay for operating expenses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NO COMPARISON: Florida's corporate tax credit scholarship program might save the state money, but there's still no way to tell whether the students that get the vouchers are getting their money's worth, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CLASS SIZE: The choice voters face over class size rules leave no real positive solutions for Florida schools, the Miami Herald reports.

CLOSED FOR THE POLLS: Palm Beach cancels classes on Election Day because so many schools are used for voting, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

VETERANS CLAIM VICTORY: Military veterans cheer a recommendation to close Palm Beach schools on Veterans Day, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:03am]


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