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



vol.jpegYOUNG AT HEART: Margaret Francis may be 89, but volunteering at Pasco County's Fox Hollow Elementary School keeps her feeling active and involved. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

KIDS DECIDE: Students who will attend Hernando County's new K-8 school convince the School Board to name it Winding Waters.

MONEY MATTERS: Students from Pasco River Ridge High's Future Business Leaders of America teach elementary school children about finances.

JUST LIKE FLORIDA? Yes for Oklahoma, which moves ahead with a school grading bill, KFOR reports. No for Virginia, which sidelines a corporate tax credit scholarship bill, the Washington Post reports.

BATTLE BREWING: Palm Beach principals and teachers are at odds over the fate of superintendent Art Johnson, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Some say Johnson is trying to maneuver to keep his job, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO HOME FOR CHARTER: The Collier School Board leases out land that Marco Island residents had hoped to use for a new charter high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

ROOMS FOR RENT: Florida Gulf Coast University and Ave Maria University seek to rent out dorm rooms that aren't in use, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO FAVORITISM: A former Duval School Board member is selected to take a district-level job, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FIXING IT: Orange superintendent Ron Blocker plans to overhaul the district's troubled construction division, but says he needs money to get it done, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LIMITED CHOICE: Martin schools scale back the availability of seats in some schools to deal with growth and class size rules, the Stuart News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers abandon their demand for raises instead of bonuses, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:58am]


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