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Florida education news: Jeb Bush, performance pay, swine flu and more



Jebindiana SELLING FLORIDA'S BRAND OF REFORM: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is taking his education program on the road, and finding lots of interested takers all over the country. Read more from the Palm Beach Post. (Photo of Jeb in Indiana from the Indianapolis Star)

BEING GREEN: Land O'Lakes High junior Matt Mooney wins Gov. Crist's first Green School Award for students. Pasco County wins the school district version of the award.

'A LITTLE EGG LAY ON A LEAF': Dozens of volunteers in Hernando participate in the national Read for the Record literacy initiative, with everyone reading Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

PERFORMANCE PAY: The Broward teachers union wins a grant to help it develop a pay plan that incorporates student test scores, the Miami Herald reports.

DON'T DRINK THE WATER: Four Collier schools fail state and federal water safety tests, the Naples Daily News reports.

CLOSED: A Polk Catholic school shuts its doors for a few days as absenteeism spikes because of swine flu, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:38am]


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