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Florida education news: Charter schools, education commissioner search, FCAT scores and more

jonathan_hage.jpegCHARTER CHANGES: Operators of Florida charter schools complain that some school districts make it too hard to do business, Florida Trend reports.

WHO WANTS IT? Florida's education system has led to a point where no one qualified wants to be commissioner, the Palm Beach Post editorializes. 

ON READING: Duval third graders must surpass FCAT grade-level reading standards to be proficient by tenth grade, the Florida Times-Union reports.

THINKING DIFFERENTLY: Flagler and Volusia schools see an increase in students taking online courses, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

OVERCOMING THE ODDS: Liberty City's Rashad Flanders becomes the first in his family to graduate high school, the Miami Herald reports.

FOR THE STUDENTS: A new prep school focused on "critical thinking" prepares to open in Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Post reports.

STILL WAITING: Thousands of Seminole students don't know where they'll go to school in the fall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COMING UP: The Florida Department of Education plans to release all remaining FCAT scores this morning • Today's the extended deadline to apply for Florida education commissioner

[Last modified: Monday, June 6, 2011 6:06am]


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