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Florida education news: FCAT, budgets, hazing and more

images.jpgTOO MUCH? Gov. Rick Scott says Florida students might be tested too much and that he is looking into ways to change the FCAT.

MORE INFORMATION WANTED: Hillsborough School Board members complain they don't get enough details about the district budget.

HAZING CONCERNS: A FAMU dean had proposed suspending the school's marching band three days before a hazing related death, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Incoming Senate president Don Gaetz calls for a further investigation of FAMU, the Sentinel reports.

GRADUATION PROBLEM: The University of North Florida tackles its poor graduation rate, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FEEL WELL: The Indian River school district considers opening a wellness clinic for employees, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: The Brevard School Board ponders asking voters to approve a half-percent sales tax for capital projects, Florida Today reports.

COSTLY SAVINGS: The Palm Beach school district spends millions to purchase energy saving equipment, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BE CLEAR: The Manatee School Board needs a clear social media policy for teachers that does not permit disparaging of students, the Bradenton Herald editorializes.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:43am]


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