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Florida education news: Gov. Rick Scott's policies, charter school enrollment, heath education and more



a4s_scottlead010613_254464c.jpegREPURPOSED: Gov. Rick Scott refashions his views on education, as well as other key issues, in his bid for a second term. (Getty Images)

NOT YET: FAMU should not reinstate its Marching 100 band until more protections for students are in place, the Times editorializes.

BEST AT B-: Michelle Rhee's controversial StudentsFirst organization gives Florida a B- for its education policies and laws, top in the nation, the NY Times reports.

ON THE LINE: Two Duval teachers face 20-day suspensions to open the new year, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FALSIFIED: An audit shows that a Palm Beach charter school inflated its enrollment to claim an extra $160,000 in state funding, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BOUNCING BACK? Florida's public schools see a marked increase in enrollment, prompting questions about the reasons, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: Florida college students find that minor arrests can hinder their later job searches, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLOSED: The UF chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is shut down for several conduct violations, the Gainesville Sun reports.

HEALTHY: Two Alachua schools are recognized nationally for their efforts to improve students' nutrition and physical activity, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 6:03am]


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