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Florida education news: Classroom printers, superintendent qualifications, AP exams and more

b0s_skulprinters050_221269c.jpegFLASH POINT: Pinellas teachers fight back against district plans to take away their classroom printers. (Times photo, Leah Mills) 

WILD CARD: An unlikely candidate for schools superintendent makes the Pasco County ballot.

COMMONPLACE: Advanced Placement exams aren't just for top, college bound students anymore as states including Florida incorporate them into more regular instruction, the AP reports.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Parents, civic leaders, businesses and others must offer financial support to Florida public schools where government backing doesn't exist, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell writes.

DUMP IT: Miami-Dade County seeks to drop the money losing Head Start program from its budget, the Miami Herald reports.

WHISTLEBLOWER? A suspended Florida State College at Jacksonville administrator says there's much wrong with the school's leadership, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NOT QUALIFIED: Current Monroe superintendent Jesus Jara, whose term ends in January, doesn't meet the job description as the School Board seeks a permanent appointed superintendent for the first time, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 6, 2012 7:03am]


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