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Florida education news: Campaign contributions, seventh graders, unfunded mandates and more



imgres.jpegSUPPORT: Charter school management companies, for-profit colleges and online education firms pour money into Florida election campaigns, mostly to Republicans. 

RIGOR: Pinellas schools aim to better identify and challenge top performing seventh graders.

FIX IT: Miami-Dade voters should back the school district's bond referendum to repair crumbling schools, the Miami Herald editorializes.

MINEFIELD: A panel of Florida superintendents considers some politically tough ideas to reduce costs and mandates, the Florida Times-Union reports.

UNPREPARED: Southwest Florida business leaders lack confidence in the skills of area graduates, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FINALIST: The Palm Beach school district makes the final four up for the annual Broad Prize for Urban Education, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HACKED: More than 200,000 students whose personal information was compromised when hackers broke into Northwest Florida State College computer systems get advice on how to protect themselves, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 22, 2012 6:11am]


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