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Florida education news: Rick Scott's higher ed vision, casino gambling, advertising in schools and more



0426832899_196096d.jpegSPEAKING UP: Retired Hernando schools administrator Jim Knight urges the School Board to stop acting on political motivations and to do what's best for students.

CASTING CALL: MTV comes to Largo High looking for possible participants on its show Made.

NEPOTISM CONCERNS: Critics note that USF Polytechnic has employed both sons of its highly paid chancellor. • USF Polytechnic's pricey promotional DVD illustrates the egocentrism of the school and community's leadership, the Times editorializes.

TRACK RECORD: Gov. Rick Scott wants to know where Florida university graduates go to work and how much they're making. • Chancellor Frank Brogan is on board helping Scott devise higher ed reforms, the News Service of Florida reports.

DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES? A civil rights group and some Florida students sue the state's higher education system over tuition practices, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STILL WORRIED: Miami-Dade parents gather to see how they might prevent two struggling high schools from being closed by the state, NBC-Miami reports.

CASHING IN: Florida school boards want a piece of the action if lawmakers expand casino gambling in the state, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ONLINE LEARNING: Manatee schools continue to grow their virtual course offerings, the Bradenton Herald reports.

RACE TO THE TOP: Florida applies for the latest federal education grant competition to support early education, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEW MATH: Florida Keys Community College revamps its math instruction as it seeks reaccreditation, the Keynoter reports.

THIS SPACE AVAILABLE: Miami-Dade schools look to sell advertising to raise cash, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:16am]


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