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Florida education news: Rick Scott's tour, charter schools, K12 investigation and more



governor__239665a.jpegSTILL LISTENING: Gov. Rick Scott visits Madeira Beach Fundamental School, where teachers tell him they feel degraded by state policies. Scott also heard from teachers and parents in Lee County, the Naples Daily News reports. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)

GETTING CLOSER: Hernando officials take steps toward approving the county's second charter school.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Chocachatti fifth-graders gear up for science lab discoveries • Weeki Wachee High draws 70 students to music leadership retreat • Hernando students see aquaponics in action 

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES: The Palm Beach School Board sets forth its agenda for state education law, including calling for a moratorium on Florida's merit pay law, the Palm Beach Post reports. The board also seeks to ban texting in school zones, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

IN ON THE ACT: The Volusia school district launches its own investigation into the hiring operations of K12 Inc. within the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

COME TOGETHER: Teacher union leaders in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach join forces to speak as one on issues critical to their members, the Miami Herald reports.

SCRAMBLE: The Manatee School Board must find a way to replenish its reserves while balancing its budget by Monday, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SHUFFLE: The Polk school district struggles to meet state class size requirements, the Ledger reports. 

[Last modified: Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:12am]


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