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Florida education news: Prekindergarten, FCAT scores, school prayer and more



358287.jpegLEARN EARLY: Florida early education advocates continue to press for improvements to the state's prekindergarten programs, the Naples Daily News reports. (Naples Daily News photo)

POOR PRINCIPALS: Palm Beach teachers hand out lots of low grades on their annual principal report cards, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BETTER MEASURE? Florida's proposed new FCAT cut scores would lead to lower school grades that some leaders say would be more realistic, the Florida Times-Union reports. [Note: the Florida Board of Education will discuss these scores beginning at 2 p.m. Monday. You can watch online here.]

STUDENT RECORDS: A legal battle over Collier student disciplinary records could lead to changes in the way such documents are handled, the Naples Daily News reports.

COLLEGE SEARCH: Some Florida students cut their expenses by researching colleges on specialty websites, Sun-Sentinel columnist Daniel Vasquez writes.

SCHOOL PRAYER: Lee district officials weigh in on legislation that would permit prayer at certain school-related activities, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

KEEP WORKING: Palm Beach bus drivers face dismissal if they stage another sick-out, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2011 6:09am]


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