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Florida education news: Campaign signs, drug dog searches, bachelor's degrees and more



tbd_sign081310_135122c.jpgDOTTING HER i's AND, WELL ... Hillsborough School Board candidate Candy Olson's campaign signs forgot one of the t's, embarrassing the stickler for details. (Times photo, Stephen J. Coddington)

VOTE FOR ME: Candidates for Pasco School Board who didn't win the Times' recommendation write why they believe they deserve votes

DO IT FOR REAL: The Florida Department of Education must do a true audit of the FCAT or risk losing public confidence, the Miami Herald editorializes.

JUST SAY NO, OR ELSE: Escambia schools plan an aggressive attack against drugs and alcohol, including daily drug dog searches, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LOTS OF B.S. (AND B.A.): Florida's community colleges lead the way in offering bachelor's degrees as concerns that they might siphon students from universities dissipates, Inside Higher Ed reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Experts offer tips on how to ease back into the school routine, the Miami Herald reports.

UNFAIR? Collier parents ask the school district to allow their children to attend the same high school despite rezoning rules, the Naples Daily News reports.

ON HOLD: Collier superintendent Dennis Thompson still doesn't know whether he will get a contract extension, the Naples Daily News reports.

PETS WELCOME: Stetson University opens its first pet-friendly dorm, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

DATA COP: The University of Florida hires an information security officer to help keep student records safe, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 13, 2010 6:13am]


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