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Florida education news: Hispanics on the move, meningitis concerns, more Apples in the classroom



Hispanics on the rise: A higher percentage of young Hispanic adults is finishing high school and the number attending a two-year college has almost doubled during the past decade, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

Meningitis scare: Parents of Broward county students complain about the school district's response to a first-grader's sudden death of suspected meningitis, the Miami Herald reports.

Charter woes: The high-performing charter school system in Pembroke Pines is facing a multi-million dollar shortfall, the Herald reports.

Tiff in Miami-Dade: An ethics investigation pits a Miami-Dade School Board member against the county inspector general, the Herald reports.

Apples for students: Two northeast Florida counties provide students with iPads and iPods to study science and literature, the Jacksonville Times-Union reports.

School opens, crime drops: A West Palm Beach suburban neighborhood gets safer after Hope-Centennial Elementary opens, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

Tuition hike: Daytona State College considers an 8 percent tuition increase and eliminating public broadcasting, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2011 7:22am]


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