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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School prayer, parent trigger, home schooling and more



ronbailey_210295a.jpegMAKING A DIFFERENCE: Former Strayer University owner Ronald Bailey uses his millions to give college scholarships to Tampa Bay students. (Times photo, James Borchuck)

NO PLACE FOR PRAYER: The Florida Legislature should stop a push to allow "inspirational messages" in public schools, the Times editorializes. 

TURN IT OFF: Alachua schools save thousands with energy conservation, the Gainesville Sun reports.

KEEP CLASSES FUN: Teachers at a Pensacola elementary school say engaging students is a secret to success, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

PARENT TRIGGER: Treasure Coast education officials raise concerns about a bill that would give parents more power over school improvement options, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Florida lawmakers are reluctant to discuss ways to put more money into school and university facilities needs, the Miami Herald reports.

SURPRISE CANDIDATE: A man who was an afterthought to serve as Palm Beach interim superintendent suddenly rises to the top of the pack for the full-time job, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DRESS CODE: Volusia school district officials consider amending their already relaxed dress code, which they say has resulted in fewer violations and distractions, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

COME TOGETHER: Parent volunteers teach courses to a growing number of Polk home school students, the Ledger reports.

KILLING THE COMMUNITY: School closures threaten to rip the fabric of some Seminole County neighborhoods, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

[Last modified: Monday, February 13, 2012 6:10am]


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