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Florida education news: Charter schools, high school grades, Michelle Rhee and more



decision-making.jpegDECISION TIME: Seven charter school applicants look forward to approval in Hillsborough County, while four others try to understand why they're being rejected. 

NEW ADVICE: The Broward School Board will have a new lawyer for the first time in 42 years, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HOMELESS: Florida schools see a rising number of homeless students, the St. Augustine Record reports.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADES: The Florida Department of Education will release grades for the state's high schools today using a new formula that relies on more than just FCAT scores, the Gainesville Sun reports.

NO RHEE? NO PROBLEM: Eric J. Smith is the best person around to be Florida's education commissioner, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

NO MORE ACCIDENTS: Protesters call for slower speeds on the roads near a Palm Beach school after a boy is injured walking to school, the Palm Beach Post reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:54pm]


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