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Florida education news: Courtesy bus rides, eighth-grade retention, dual enrollment and more



full.jpegREAL WORLD IMPLICATIONS: Many Hernando parents search for ways to get their kids to school after the district cancels their buses.

JUST GO TO SCHOOL! The Pinellas Juvenile Welfare Board cancels anti-truancy programs for lack of funds and success.

SCIENCE LESSONS: Okaloosa schools streamline their science courses to focus on passing the new state end-of-course exams, the Destin Log reports.

NAME THE PRESIDENT: Almost half of Collier eighth graders face retention over their limited civics knowledge, the Naples Daily News reports.

FINISH FASTER: The University of Florida questions the value of dual enrollment programs, noting that students take longer than two years to complete their bachelor's degrees, the Gainesville Sun reports.

CHANGING TIMES: Florida public schools and students face a spate of new rules and policies for 2011-12, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NOT JUST IN DC: The Manatee School Board considers raising taxes vs. cutting services in an effort to balance its budget, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

GET YOUR SHOTS: Almost a quarter of Miami-Dade students enter school without recommended vaccinations, the Miami Herald reports.

WRONG GUY? Duval leaders wonder whether superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals is the person to lead the district into the future, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 14, 2011 10:12am]


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