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Florida education news: Koch Foundation, texting while driving, FCAT alternatives and more

photo.jpegSELF DEFENSE? No charges are filed against a Hernando High teacher who slapped a student in the face after he menaced her. (Photo from Hernando County State's Attorney Office)

REVIEW BEGINS: A committee including FSU faculty begins looking at the school's unusual contract with the Koch Foundation.

JOB ON THE LINE: A Pasco County school bus driver is accused of texting while driving her bus.

GRAD NEWS: Operation Graduate program aims to put Pinellas teens on path to successBrooksville girl takes special path to graduation 

ONE LAST CHANCE: Two Lake County seniors focus on alternatives to FCAT as they aim to complete all their graduation requirements, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PAYING THAT LOAN: College financial aid officers gather in Florida to discuss how to best inform students about the loans they plan to use to pay for higher education, the Naples Daily News reports.

TEACH WHAT YOU KNOW: Sen. Marco Rubio will teach courses on politics at Florida International University, the Miami Herald reports. 

VOLUNTEERING: Florida high school students find volunteer opportunities because they like to do it, and because it's increasingly required for college admission, the Naples Daily News reports.

SUPERINTENDENT NEWS: Lee completes contract negotiations with its new superintendent, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • No one applies to be Broward interim superintendent, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PARENT? OR PRINCIPAL? A Duval principal sues the school district, saying she was retaliated against after advocating for her own child within the system, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: Questions arise about layoffs of Okaloosa school custodians, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

DECENTRALIZING: Some Monroe leaders and residents look into moving school district administration out of Key West, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 3, 2011 6:13am]


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