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Florida education news: Rick Scott, school choice, Race to the Top and more



scott_142227a.jpgRICK SCOTT'S EDUCATION PLAN: More vouchers, charter schools, home schooling and online education are prominent in the public school plan of the Florida Republican candidate for governor. (AP photo)

SAVE OUR PRINCIPAL: Lacoochee Elementary parents, students and community members rally to support principal Karen Marler, who has been removed from the school for a review of her management practices.

NO TALKS: The Broward teachers union won't come to the table to discuss terms of Race to the Top participation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ELECTED VS. APPOINTED: Martin County voters should approve a referendum changing the school superintendent's job to an appointed one, the Stuart News editorializes.

WEAPONS NOT ALLOWED: A Lee elementary school student is suspended for five days after bringing throwing stars to school, the Naples Daily News reports.

CONTROLLED CHOICE: St. Lucie's school choice plan draws observers from North Carolina to see how it's done, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

NEW SOURCE OF TEACHERS: Interns from Daytona State College's new education bachelor's degree program head into the schools for hands-on learning, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BUS BUYING: The Marion School Board halts the district's bus replacement program to save money, but some administrators worry about the long-term implications, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:49am]


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