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Florida education news: Charter school profits, FCAT cheating, unfunded mandates and more



b4s_cancerrun123111_205045c.jpegRAISING AWARENESS: Hillsborough teacher Rafael Martin runs to raise money for his students with autism. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)

IT'S NOT THE SCHOOLS: It's the school buildings that make a profit for charter firm Mavericks in Education, CEO Frank Biden tells the New Times.

DENIED: The Florida Department of Education rejects five Palm Beach schools' appeals of FCAT cheating charges, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S THE PRIORITY? In Florida, it's not really public education, Palm Beach Post columnist Jac Ver Steeg writes.

CUT THE CODE: Florida lawmakers should remove more unfunded mandates from the backs of county school systems, the Panama City News-Herald editorializes.

NO CHILD GOES WITHOUT: A Bradenton woman endeavors to ensure all students have needed school supplies, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MORE DEGREES, MORE JOBS: The Florida Board of Governors looks to increase math and science degrees awarded as an economic development driver, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:50am]


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