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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Kindergarten camp, FCAT protest, money for teachers and more



paskcamp080610_134101c.jpgGETTING READY: Incoming kindergartners spend a week at Pasco Seven Oaks Elementary learning the ropes of their new school. (Times photo, Edward Linsmier) 

UNCONVINCED: Florida's school superintendents association says it has no confidence in the FCAT audit released by the Department of Education. More from the Miami Herald.

NO NEW STUDENTS: Kaplan College in Broward suspends admissions amid a federal investigation accusing several for-profit schools of unduly pressuring applicants to enroll, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TEACHER TRAINING: Two south Florida programs win millions in the federal Investing in Innovation grant program, the Miami Herald reports.

WELCOME: Volusia celebrates the arrival of about 150 new teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PREVENTING LAYOFFS: Congress is poised to send $10 billion to schools to avoid teacher layoffs, the AP reports. 

GOOD DEAL OR GIMMICK? Retailers and shoppers discuss the value of Florida's back to school sales tax holiday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 6, 2010 6:48am]


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