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Florida education news: School taxes, mainstreaming, alternative diplomas and more



imgres.jpegTOO LONG: Pinellas school tax supporters worry that an overly long ballot might hurt chances of the referendum to renew the measure. (Times file photo)

INCLUSION: Florida school districts lag others in the country when it comes to mainstreaming students with disabilities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GAMES: Some parents accuse the Broward school district of pushing low-performing high school students into alternative diploma programs to play the state grading system, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

COSTLY: Students criticize the fees associated with their Miami-Dade College financial aid debit cards, the Miami Herald reports.

SHIFT: Collier voters will decide whether to allow the school district to move $14 million from capital to operations as a way to prevent budget cuts, the Naples Daily News reports.

DO IT: Florida should charge lower tuition for degrees in high-demand fields, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.

GOING UP: The cost to participate in Alachua school extracurricular programs continues to rise, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 5, 2012 6:13am]


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