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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: parent trigger demise, Poly's birth, school grades panel and more



PARENT TRIGGER: The controversial bill aiming to give parents more control in the future of failing schools dies in the Senate.

PENDING POLY: Gov. Rick Scott's pen is all that stands in the way of the birth of Florida Polytechnic University.

ALL WET: Eager to get parents involved and shed its F rating, Pasco’s Gulf Highlands Elementary opts for water balloons.
DUVAL DIS? The fact that northeast Florida doesn’t have a member on the commissioner’s school grades task force wasn’t a slight, a spokeswoman tells the Florida Times-Union. To view the complete list of members, click here.
A HOOT: A former Collier County cheerleading coach and Hooters waitress fired by the school district lands on her feet, the Naples Daily News reports.
LINE SHIFTS: The Broward schools superintendent has a boundary nightmare on his hands, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
CHARTERS’ PLACE: Charter schools are a viable component of public education, but they shouldn’t rise at the expense of traditional public schools, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:48am]


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