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Florida education news: Fund raising, stimulus money, charter schools and more



images.jpegIT TAKES A VILLAGE: Pasco County's brand new Odessa Elementary School turns to parents and community leaders to help collect money for technology.

GOOD DEAL — FOR THE SCHOOL: Several Florida universities make money when their students carry debt on university branded credit cards, the Miami Herald reports. • For-profit colleges are growing in Florida, along with student complaints about them, the Miami Herald reports.

TAKE YOUR TIME: Florida schools, universities and other agencies have yet to spend the bulk of their federal stimulus funds, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

QUESTIONABLE CHARTER: Advanced Academics Inc., a charter firm with schools in Florida and elsewhere, appears to be running as a for-profit company on public funds, the Daily Oklahoman reports.

NIMBY: Location might kill the chances of Marco Island getting its own charter high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

STILL STRONG: Enrollment in Collier private schools remains steady despite the poor economy, the Naples Daily News reports.

INTERNAL COUP: Some key members of the Palm Beach teachers union are trying to oust president Robert Dow, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 5, 2010 6:58am]


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