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Florida education news: College cheating, charter school conversion, double dipping and more



rquinn_s.jpgDISAPPOINTED: University of Central Florida instructor Richard Quinn becomes an international celeb with his lecture to cheating students.  See the video here. One student who cheated talks with Fox News in Orlando.

WEIGHING OPTIONS: Pinellas Countryside High School leaders begin conversations about which new academic programs to bring to the school.

AT LAST: Palm Beach finally has its School Board filled after a weeklong recount that ended with the two candidates separated by just 40 votes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO GO: Parents and teachers overwhelmingly reject a proposal to turn Boca Raton High School into a charter school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

A CLOSER LOOK? Palm Beach officials will consider an audit into the alleged double dipping of a former top administrator and the superintendent who oversaw him, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ON THE DEFENSIVE: A Cuba institute at the University of Miami is under attack after honoring an aging Cuban militant activist, the Miami Herald reports.

NIMBY: Residents of an Alachua subdivision protest plans to build a new elementary school with an entrance in the heart of their neighborhood, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 12, 2010 5:56am]


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