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Florida education news: FCAT preparations, per-student funding, local-option taxes and more



Paswriting020710a_106457c FOCUSED ON FCAT: With the FCAT writing exam just days away, Pasco's River Ridge High gave all sophomores a daylong writing workshop to hone their skills. • FCAT prep is taking place in Lee, too, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer) 

SECRET TO SUCCESS: Star principal Steve Perry tells Duval leaders to stop blaming parents and community for students' performance in school, saying good schooling can make the difference, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SHORTCHANGED? Some Florida school districts contend they don't get their fair share of per-student funding, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

JUST SAYING NO: Opposition mounts to an effort to renew Sarasota's local-option school property tax, the Herald-Tribune reports.

UNCERTAIN TIMES: Central Florida students and recent graduates try to figure out what the next hot job will be, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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