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Florida education news: Professor Marco Rubio, FCAT cheating, corporal punishment and more



a4s_rubio042312b_219528d.jpegPROFESSOR RUBIO: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, touted by many as a potential GOP vice presidential candidate, keeps his poli sci class balanced and lively at Florida International University. (Photo special to the Times, Josh Ritchie) 

NO CHEATING: Florida ups the ante on its FCAT security measures to make sure the results are real, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

OVERHAUL: Manatee school district leaders aim to fix an instructional system they say has failed students, the Herald-Tribune reports.  

WHO'S BETTER? A state report suggests that charter schools outperform traditional schools on the FCAT, but in Collier County it's a mixed bag, the Naples Daily News reports.

MORE MAINSTREAMING: As Florida schools move toward more inclusion of ESE students, some educators worry that other students might not get all the attention they deserve, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

BEND OVER: Florida is one of 19 states to continue to allow paddling of students, USA Today reports.

PLEASE COME: Edison State College increases its student recruitment efforts as enrollment dips, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TAKE THEM BACK: The Palm Beach school district spars with a waterless urinal company after its supplies don't work as hoped, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Monday, April 23, 2012 9:23am]


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