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Florida education news: Background checks, FCAT incentives, overtime and more



ntp_olson092312a_240891c.jpegBUSY LADY: Hillsborough School Board chairwoman Candy Olson leads by example, taking on many leadership roles. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)

RECONSIDER: The Pinellas School Board should rethink policy that requires some school volunteers to pay for their own background checks, the Times editorializes.

ROLE MODELS: Florida's black boys need to see more black male faces in classrooms, Orlando Sentinel columnist Darryl Owens writes.

PAYOFF: Students at a Manatee charter school get cash for strong FCAT results, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

NEVERMIND: Leaders of a St. Lucie school change their mind about canceling its homecoming dance, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.

EFFICIENCIES: Broward officials seek to dramatically cut the $12 million in overtime they paid to bus drivers last year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GONE: The longtime principal of Kathleen High in Polk County resigns after being caught in a prostitution sting, the Ledger reports.

DIGITAL NATION: Education commissioner Pam Stewart names a committee to advise the state's transition to more digital instructional materials, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:38am]


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