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Florida education news: Driver education, school board pay, homeless students and more



6a00d83451b05569e201156fa7aaff970c-200wi DANGEROUS DISTRACTIONS: Some Hillsborough high school students learn firsthand how things like texting and loud music can distract them while driving. (Photo from jupiterimages)

IT'S ALL IN THE INTERPRETATION: Pasco School Board members will get a pay cut, or a small raise, depending on how they read a new law.

AN ACT OF KINDNESS: A Pinellas GED teacher inspires a student to donate $70 to help others who can't afford the class fee. 

HOMELESS: The number of homeless students in central Florida skyrockets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

A 'CALL TO ACTION': Former Florida governor Jeb Bush inspires Arizona lawmakers to consider grading schools just like Florida does, the AP reports.

'DEFINITELY NEEDED': Florida's new high school grading system should help determine whether schools really are doing a good job, Florida Today editorializes.

RESTORING PUBLIC FAITH: Broward board members talk about how to proceed in the wake of their suspended colleague Beverly Gallagher's recent arrest on public corruption charges, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:37am]


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