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Florida education news: School bullying, failing charter schools, school choice and more



bullies_2.jpegTAKING IT SERIOUSLY: Palm Beach schools lead Florida in bullying incident reports, but officials say it's not because of a growing problem, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Photo from

TRANSFER TIME: Florida's opportunity scholarship program expands to more than 150 schools under newly broadened definitions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SHUT 'EM DOWN: The city of Palm Bay closes its financially troubled municipal charter schools, Florida Today reports. 

GOING UP: Flagler will increase its school tax rate for 2011-12, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

RELIEF: The Florida Board of Education gives two struggling Miami high schools another year to improve, the Miami Herald reports. The board gave similar respite to a group of Duval schools, Morris News Service reports.

STAYING FOCUSED: Manatee school administrators spend three days talking leadership, with special attention to new teacher evaluations, the Bradenton Herald reports.

OVERHAUL: Collier's new superintendent eliminates vestiges of her ousted predecessor while revamping the administration, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:39am]


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