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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Longer school days, corporal punishment, tutoring and more



b2s_teachingtools09_241228c.jpegASSIST: The Hillsborough Education Foundation looks to expand its distribution of school supplies to low-income students. (Times photo, Chris Zuppa) 

MORE TIME: Seven low-performing Alachua elementary schools begin providing an extra hour of reading instruction daily, the Gainesville Sun reports.

PADDLING: Marion County School Board members talk about bringing corporal punishment back to the schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

NEW LOOK: Gov. Rick Scott tries to refashion his image on education policy amid doubt from his critics, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SPELL IT OUT: Polk teachers participate in a spelling bee fund raiser to support adult literacy programs, the Ledger reports.

SUPPORT: AmeriCorps volunteers tutor students in some of Orange County's low-performing high schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SAY NO: Volusia administrators recommend denial for all nine charter schools proposed for the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, September 24, 2012 6:09am]


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