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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter schools, Bright Futures, iPads and more



533043763d80df168177e6e0fd39f2f1.jpegCHARTER INFLUX: Pasco County gets applications for 11 charter schools, as new laws pave the way for easier access. • Duval will see five new charters open in August.

BRIGHT FUTURES: Before changing the popular scholarship program, Florida lawmakers should contemplate the consequences, the Gainesville Sun editorializes.

PARENTS MATTER: In looking at two very different Duval schools, the role of committed parents looms large, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.

MORE THAN THE 3 R's: Lee and Collier schools expand their science and technology offerings, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HIGH TECH: Brevard schools begin wider use of iPads for teachers, while also offering e-mail accounts to all students in grades 3-12, Florida Today reports.

OVERTIME: The Broward school district paid OT for certain work despite recommendations to end the practice two years ago, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: Lake County parents worry about their children's safety as the school district ends some busing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S NEXT? State and local leaders assess the future of USF Polytechnic, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

HEALTH VIOLATIONS: Palm Beach schools get cited for health code violations but are rarely fined, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 7, 2011 7:10am]


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