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Florida education news: Kindles, bonuses, charter schools and more



B4S_Kindles091710a_140389c.jpgCUTTING EDGE: Pinellas Clearwater High School students get their Kindles and ditch their textbooks. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle) 

ACTION! Hernando Nature Coast High School drama students get direction from a couple of Broadway vets.

DO THE RIGHT THING: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen should focus on improving graduation rates and not helping a friend into a good job, the Times editorializes.

HE'S NOT ERIC SMITH, BUT ... Lee superintendent Jim Browder makes the short list to lead the Clark County, Nevada, school district, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

CLEAR ENOUGH: Amendment 8 should stay on the Nov. 2 ballot, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers vote on proposed $500 bonuses, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEVER MIND: The Broward School Board changes its direction and approves a tax increase in order to raise funds to comply with class size rules, the Miami Herald reports.

JUST SAY NO: Several Marco Island residents oppose the creation of a charter high school there, the Naples Daily News reports.

BATTLE BREWING: Conservatives across the country are rallying to the defense of a Palm Beach State College Young Americans for Freedom chapter after school officials banned the club from rush activities, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ONLINE EDUCATION: A growing number of Okaloosa high school students enroll in virtual courses, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 5:51am]


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