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Florida education news: Free and public schooling, student dorms, block tuition and more



b4s_kindergarten081_187323d.jpegSEEKING A SCHOOL: A Brandon family has trouble finding a school that can serve their kindergarten daughter's physical needs. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)

SAFETY FIRST: Hernando parents worry about sex offenders as they seek safe walking routes to school for their children who have lost bus service.

MAKE IT EASY: A Pasco middle school computerizes student registration to make the process easier for parents.

MOVING IN: USF aims to get more students to live in campus dorms by creating a more homey atmosphere.

TRYING TO FOCUS: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen talks about the first day of school while others around her talk about Janssen's future.

RALLY TIME: Charter Schools USA raises questions by paying for an Orlando employee rally without accounting for the funding, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STILL UNSURE: Manatee School Board members continue to have doubts about their proposed budget plans, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FAMILIAR NAMES: The Broward School Board receives its list of superintendent candidates, which includes many fired leaders from other Florida districts, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers ask for a raise to offset the money they must pay to the state pension fund, the Naples Daily News reports.

ANOTHER LOOK: UF leaders reconsider the need for block tuition as the university's graduation rate increases, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. 

MAGNET RULES: Polk officials will examine their magnet school acceptance policies after a family complains that one of its children was admitted but another was not, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:26am]


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