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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Magnet schools, charter schools, student loans and more

herscholarship05131_222083c.jpegLASTING LEGACY: A Hernando County mom creates an endowed scholarship at Pasco-Hernando Community College in memory of her daughter. (Times photo. Will Vragovic) 

ACADEMIC ATTRACTION: Ten Pasco elementary schools propose magnet programs for the School Board to consider.

TEXTBOOK CASE: Times columnist C.T. Bowen offers a satiric glossary of terms for Pasco's recent textbook selection mess.

OVERRULED: The Florida Board of Education approves a virtual charter school over objections of the Volusia School Board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CRACKDOWN: Federal officials go on the offensive in Florida to recoup unpaid student loans, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO MORE BOOKS: Lake County schools find the switch from textbooks to iPads cost-effective and a hit with students, WFTV reports (via Palm Beach Post).

INVESTIGATION: U.S. Justice Department lawyers look into a complaint into how the Palm Beach school district handles suspensions for students still learning to speak English, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TEACHER FRIENDLY: Manatee classroom teachers welcome the arrival of the Common Core, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MAYBE NOT: The Okaloosa school district reconsiders opening a new alternative school after contract talks fall through, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 13, 2012 7:54am]


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