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Florida education news: Hands-on science lessons, school bus safety, Florida prepaid college tuition and more



arch--miller20lecture.jpegWHO NEEDS HANDS ON? Some Palm Beach science teachers shun hands-on learning experiences, saying they don't get results, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Photo from

PERFORMANCE PAY: Bay school teachers collaborate with the district to create a merit pay plan they can accept, the Panama City News Herald reports. 

GRADING DISPARITY: Collier and Lee school officials welcome Florida's NCLB waiver request as their schools lag on adequate yearly progress standards, the Naples Daily News reports.

FREE LUNCHES: The number of Central Florida students qualified for free or reduced price meals in schools soars, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SPEND IT: The federal government tells the Marion district it has too much money in its food services reserves, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

HEED THE FLASHING LIGHTS: Duval school bus drivers grapple with other motorists who ignore bus safety laws, the Florida Times-Union reports.

RISING COSTS: The price of buying a Florida prepaid tuition program spikes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DO YOU BELONG? Palm Beach high schools get tough on making sure new students are assigned there, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 17, 2011 5:58am]


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