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Florida education news: Discipline, consultants, busing and more



imgres-1.jpegDISPROPORTIONATE: Civic leaders use the Trayvon Martin case to highlight the problems with Florida schools disciplining African-American students at levels much higher than any other group, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The case has kids asking questions, too, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TOO MUCH: Manatee officials defend spending millions on consultants while some question whether staff could have done the work, the Bradenton Herald reports.

PRIVATIZE: A Citrus County lawmaker proposes privatizing public school busing, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

MORE SPACE: NASA's Space University program considers expansion to handle a long waiting list, Florida Today reports.

GETTING THERE: A new road to USF Polytechnic finally opens, the Ledger reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Monroe teachers union will appeal two cases on contract moves that didn't go its way, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Monday, April 2, 2012 6:17am]


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