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Florida education news: Home schooling, robotic writing, toe squeezing and more



Toes WEIRD PUNISHMENT: A King High assistant principal is told to stop squeezing the toes of students with lagging grades.

HOME AND SCHOOL: Students at NorthBay Christian Academy will take classes in classrooms three days a week, and study at home the other two days.

STAY PUT: Tampa area high schools look for ways to stop the rising tide of football player transfers.

JUST ADD MONEY: Florida lawmakers need to better fund the public school system, the Bradenton Herald editorializes.

NOT REALLY WORLD-CLASS: The FCAT is leading schools to create cookie-cutter curriculum, the opposite of a good education, the Fort Myers News-Press editorializes. • Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino complains that the test is creating a generation of robotic writers.

BILLING ERRORS: Auditors discover Broward overpaid $765,000 for hurricane repair work, the Miami Herald reports.

FIRED: Florida Gulf Coast University fires a forensics professor for stealing university money, the Naples Daily News reports.

PROGRAM CUTS: The University of Central Florida eliminates four academic programs to save $4 million, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

READY TO ROLL: UCF prepares to debut its new medical school, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:29am]


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