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Florida education news: Electric cars, gambling funds, facial hair and more

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November

her_carb111711_199762d.jpegGOING GREEN: Students in Hernando Nature Coast Technical High automotive and electronics courses convert a Celica from gas to electric. (Times photo, Will Vragovic) 

CHARTER DENIALS: Pasco officials recommend rejection of five charter school applications, including one from prominent lawmakers.

INVESTIGATION REQUEST: Sen. JD Alexander, who proposed independence for USF Polytechnic, is accusing USF leaders of misleading the Board of Governors about the proposal. More from the Lakeland Ledger.

WIN-WIN-WIN: USF partners with three area community colleges to provide a continuum of service.

EXPANDED OPTIONS: A group of Florida higher education leaders talk about ways to allow students to use Bright Futures scholarships for graduate school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SPENDING WOES: An audit reveals questionable spending by Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo, who now faces two investigations, the Miami Herald reports.  

GAMING FOR EDUCATION: State Sen. Stephen Wise seeks to steer a percentage of any new gambling revenue into public schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

BIG HOLE: Palm Beach officials predict a $52 million deficit next year will lead to cuts that affect students and programs, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MUSTACHES ALLOWED: Okaloosa officials remove their ban on facial hair from the district's code of student conduct, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

IF WE MUST: A Monroe school board advisory panel agrees to follow the state Sunshine law after a year of debate, the Keynoter reports.

FIGHTING MAD: An Orlando area mom allegedly upset that her daughter was being bullied at school is arrested after storming the school to confront the bully, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

[Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:11am]

    

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