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Florida education news: Bad karma cyber bully, degrees in prison, FCAT holiday rallies, and more



bad_karma.BAD KARMA CYBER BULLY?: A Pinellas high school student is suspended and charged with stalking after she writes on Facebook that bad karma's coming for an unnamed rival, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

BEHIND BARS? HIT THE BOOKS: Giving prisoners more educational opportunities makes sense, financially and otherwise, opines this piece in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

EGG NOG, MISTLETOE, FCAT: Students return to a Jacksonville elementary school during the holiday break to prepare for the FCAT, reports

EDUCATION CRYSTAL BALL: Look for Teach for America and KIPP charter schools to rapidly expand next year, but for newspapers to back away from publishing teacher ratings, predicts this op-ed in the Huffington Post.

HOLY VOUCHERS: Private school vouchers like Florida's tax-credit scholarships are helping Catholic schools and supporters say Catholic leaders need to keep pushing for them, reports the Catholic News Service.

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