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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter schools, school choice, Bright Futures and more



her_phccgrad121111_202560c.jpegAMERICAN DREAM: Yohana Consuegra Reyes pursues her higher education at Pasco-Hernando Community College soon after landing in Florida from Cuba. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

REMEMBER: Hundreds pack the funeral of Pinellas School Board member Lew Williams.

BIG BUSINESS: Florida charter schools have become a $400 million a year enterprise, the Miami Herald reports. Some states strictly monitor charters, but not Florida, the Herald reports. With Q&A on charter schools.

TOO MANY CHOICES? Brevard school leaders look into ways to keep students in their zoned schools, Florida Today reports.

SCORE SQUABBLE: Florida's superintendents and education commissioner are two points apart when it comes to FCAT cut scores, the St. Augustine Record reports.

PAY MYSELF: Embattled Edison State College president Ken Walker instructed his finance officer to reinstate Walker's voluntary pay cut if trustees moved to dismiss him, the Naples Daily News reports.

GRADE RECOVERY: A growing number of Duval students rely on grade recovery to make up bad marks, and some teachers question the program's value, the Florida Times-Union reports.

IMAGE CONTROL: Boyton Beach High seeks to improve upon its bad reputation that drives zoned students away, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

BRIGHT FUTURES: UF, legislative leaders say the popular scholarship program is on its way out over time, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 11, 2011 7:12am]


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