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Florida education news: Penny for Pasco, charter schools, drug testing and more



paspenny100712f_242814c.jpegPROMISES MADE: Proponents of renewing the Penny for Pasco say the school district made good on its promises with the first round of the sales tax. • The Times recommends supporting the renewal. (Times file photo)

STILL THERE: Broward's embattled school transportation director stays on the job after saying he would take a leave, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

JUST SAYING NO: The Duval School Board takes a stand against opening more charter schools in areas where the district already has open seats, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TAKE THIS CUP: The Imagine charter school at North Port begins voluntary student drug testing with plans to expand the program, the Herald-Tribune reports.

HAND OUT: A privately run Miami-Dade charter school asks for a share of the district's proposed $1.2 billion construction bonds, the Miami Herald reports.

NICE TRY: A growing number of Palm Beach parents try to use special assignment applications to school shop, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: The Seminole school district looks at drawing new attendance boundaries for three dozen elementary schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 7:35am]


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