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Florida education news: Charter schools, Bright Futures, class size and more



boom.jpegCHARTER BOOM? Florida lawmakers pave the way for the state to see a mass expansion of charter schools

OR ELSE: A Pinellas charter school is warned to fix its finances or face closure.

IT'S A DEAL: Florida House and Senate conferees reach agreement on a higher education budget that would cut Bright Futures scholarships and increase tuition.

LABOR NEWS: Broward teachers declare impasse in contract talks for a third straight year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

THE CORE OF THE MATTER: Florida lawmakers take steps to reduce the number of courses required to meet class size rules, the Palm Beach Post reports.

COMMUNITY CONCERNS: Some Marion residents worry that magnet schools break down community spirit by taking away neighborhood schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. 

WHAT'S IN A NAME? After a big dispute, Polk school officials will review their school naming policy, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

REPRIEVE: Thousands of Florida students won't have to take a new standardized algebra exam after all, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Note: Gov. Rick Scott signed this bill into law after the story was published.)

[Last modified: Friday, April 29, 2011 6:37am]


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