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Florida education news: FCAT, guidance counselors, Jeopardy! and more



imgres.jpegCUTTING CORNERS: Florida college students can save their limited money with some lessons in frugality offered by Times reporter Kim Wilmath.

STRUGGLES: Manatee school officials need to come up with answers to why their schools continually underperform compared to neighboring Sarasota, the Herald-Tribune editorializes.

GUIDANCE: Some Lee school counselors push for a state mandated maximum ratio of students to counselor, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

MORE THAN THIS: The success or failure of Florida schools depends on more than the FCAT, Ocala Star-Banner columnist Brad Rogers writes.

THE QUESTION IS: Dozens of South Florida teachers compete for a spot on Jeopardy!, the Miami Herald reports.

HEALTH COSTS: St. Johns school retirees face rising expenses for district health care benefits, the St. Augustine Record reports.

IGNORE THAT F: A Flagler charter school that received a failing state grade seeks to expand, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers ask the school district to reinstitute salary step increases, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EXTRA: Brevard school district leaders hope voters will support a local sales tax for construction and maintenance projects, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 6:20am]


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