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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter school closing, candidate pledge, for-profit colleges and more



FLOP: The Hillsborough School Board shutters the AT Jones charter school in Tampa over financial troubles. 

PLEDGE: A conservative political group urges Hillsborough School Board candidates to sign a pledge agreeing to give parents control whether their children hear speakers from "controversial" organizations.

ON TAP: The Duval School Board will consider joining the call for reduced emphasis on high-stakes testing in Florida, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: The Collier school district shifts principals among nine schools in hopes of improving academic performance, the Naples Daily News reports.

MONEY FIRST: For-profit colleges put profits above performance according to a new federal report, the AP reports.

PROVE IT: The Brevard school district stiffens its proof of residency requirements for school registration, Florida Today reports.

SAT SUPPORT: The Palm Beach school district will pay $430,000 to have all students in the Class of 2014 take the SAT, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 6:57am]


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