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Florida education news: parents at school, background checks, dorm rooms and more



imgres.jpegMOM ON A MISSION: An outspoken Hillsborough elementary school mom wonders if her son is being punished for her activism. (Image from

HOT BUTTONS: Leaders expect talk of vouchers, merit pay and the like at a South Florida education summit, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: An Okaloosa high school finds its parent involvement program is helping keep more struggling students in school, the Destin Log reports.

INADEQUATE CHECKS: An audit finds that Manatee schools don't properly implement the Jessica Lunsford Act, the Bradenton Herald reports.

RENEWED FOCUS: Several Collier high schools look for ways to better help their lowest performing students after seeing their state letter grades drop, the Naples Daily News reports.

MEETING DEMAND: Florida Gulf Coast University will open another dorm as demand continues to surge, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

PROVE IT: The Marion School Board demands more documentation for budget amendments on construction projects, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.


[Last modified: Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00pm]


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