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Florida education news: School fund raisers, impact fees, school prayer and more




STAY HEALTHY: Pinellas school leaders discuss banning the sale of sweets as fund raisers. 

INVEST: The Hernando County Commission appears unwilling to support public school construction with impact fees, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

COMPUTER NEEDS: A proposed sales tax would help Brevard schools meet new state technology requirements, Florida Today reports.

NOT INTERESTED: None of Florida's 67 school districts take advantage of new law allowing them to make policies for student prayer, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LUCRATIVE: The president of Florida State College at Jacksonville isn't the only Florida college leader to have sweet perks in his contract, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Subscription required)

ON THE LINE: Miami-Dade superintenen

t Alberto Carvalho stands to win big if he convinces voters to back a $1.2 billion bond referendum, the Miami Herald reports.

LISTENING IN: A Fort Myers mom secretly recorded her autistic son's teachers in class and wants them fired for their words and demeanor, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

SAFER: Some Lauderhill students work to improve the safety of their walk to school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STILL THERE: The University of South Florida has ties to Polk County despite the rise of Florida Polytechnic, the Ledger reports.

ANOTHER TRY: A for-profit charter school looks for ways to win approval to operate in Flagler County, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:18am]


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