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Florida education news: FCAT scores, school taxes, tuition guarantee and more



Dont_touch_tcm2-18710.gifABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Plant High School teacher and coach Mary Lynn Vu resigns amid an investigation into her inappropriate relationship with a female student. (Image from Doncaster Council)

HEAVY WEIGHT: A student's value is so much more than an FCAT score, yet the latest scoring debacle takes a toll on many kids, El Nuevo Herald columnist Daniel Shoer Roth writes.

NOT JUST FLORIDA: NCS Pearson has a long string of test scoring problems, most recently in Minnesota, Washington Post education blogger Valerie Strauss writes. More from the Miami Herald.

MONEY ON THE WAY: Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach schools stand to get millions back from the federal government for their education of Haitian earthquake refugees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAX SWAP: Manatee officials propose cutting the local capital projects tax rate in exchange for increasing the operating millage, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW PRIORITIES: A citizens' committee reviews Bay County's construction and maintenance work list and comes up with some new ideas, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

PENSACOLA PROMISE: The Pensacola City Council might ask voters to support a program that would guarantee qualified city residents tuition to local colleges and trade programs, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:59am]


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