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Florida education news: Bright Futures, school choice, teacher pay cuts and more



imgres.jpegDOES BRIGHT FUTURES WORK? Florida State researcher Shouping Hu wants to find out.

TIME TO TALK: Hillsborough teachers begin new contract negotiations.

MORE CHOICE: Gov. Rick Scott signs five bills into law that would expand school options, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Polk charter school leaders like the changes, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

SEEKING CHANGE: A community group calls for an overhaul of the Manatee school district leadership, the Bradenton Times reports.

ON ITS OWN: USF Sarasota-Manatee wins its own accreditation, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SEEKING STABILITY: Broward's new interim superintendent hopes to maintain the status quo until he's replaced, the Miami Herald reports.

PICKING PARTNERS: A Duval group works to select a management firm to run the county's most struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BUDGET CUTS: Manatee teachers face pay cuts for the second time in four years, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Marion officials get serious about closing under-enrolled schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

EARLY ALGEBRA: Brevard schools aim to have students to take algebra before the usual tenth grade, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:43am]


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