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Florida education news: Charter schools, community service, marching bands and more



Npn_school080709_79454c CHARTER SCHOOL NEWS: A new charter school in Pinellas will fuse the arts and technology in its curriculum. • Two former Pasco educators propose a new charter school for Hernando. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)

TIGHT FINANCES: The City of Pembroke Pines faces a $2.1 million shortfall in its charter school system coffers, the Miami Herald reports.

WORRIED FOR THE KIDS: Manatee officials are concerned that the state's cancellation of the GED exit option will lead to more dropouts, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BEHIND SCHEDULE: Broward is two years behind in completing school safety inspections, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CREDIT FOR POLITICS: Some Collier high schoolers want to receive community service hours for working on political campaigns, the Naples Daily News reports.

NOT OPENING: Forty Indian River families learn the Imagine charter school they had registered for won't be opening as planned, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.

SETTING THE TONE: Never mind the heat. Brevard's high school marching bands are practicing through the summer, Florida Today reports.

WHEN WILL THEY LEARN? Two Santa Rosa teachers turn themselves in on charges of having sex with underage boys, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. More from the Pensacola News-Journal.

MORE SCHOOLING: Marion officials detail the after-school and weekend programs they'll pay for with an increased local tax rate, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

WHERE TO LIVE? Many UF students' apartment leases end before the summer session does, leaving them homeless until the fall semester, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:31am]


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