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Florida education news: FCAT scores, school bus ads, salad bars and more



b2s_buckhorn101111_194960c.jpegSTICK AROUND: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn urges USF students to remain in Tampa after graduation. (Times photo, Edmund D. Fountain) 

TOUGHER TO PASS: The Florida Department of Education proposes higher scores to pass the FCAT, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TECH TROUBLES: Manatee district officials say they had to pay extra to fix computer access problems for teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO MORE ANTHROPOLOGISTS: Gov. Rick Scott proposes shifting funding away from some Florida university degree programs, the Herald-Tribune reports.

YOUR NAME HERE: Broward school district officials consider selling ads, naming rights to raise cash, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO THANKS: Okaloosa School Board members reject a $1,000 raise for themselves, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

IB INTEREST: Nearly 6 percent of Marion students now attend an International Baccalaureate program, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

MORE INFORMATION NEEDED: A Polk School Board member says the district should provide better budget information to the board, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

NOT HAPPENING: Palm Beach schools refuse to join the growing cafeteria salad bar trend, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:10am]


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