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Florida education news: School Board endorsements, school improvement, charter schools and more

REJECTED: Educators running for Pinellas School Board are upset that the teachers union is not backing their campaigns.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Florida gets $170 million in federal funds to help turn around persistently struggling schools, the AP reports.

ALMOST OVER: A lender pays $100 to take over the financially failing Bradenton Preparatory Academy, the Bradenton Herald reports.

IT'S SECULAR: But Miami-Dade's newest charter school will be opening at a Jewish temple, the Miami Herald reports.

WHO SETS TUITION? The three-year turf battle over the tuition at Florida public universities is now in a judge's hands, the AP reports.  

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas parent Theresa L. Casey about parents getting involved in district decisions.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:09am]


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