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Florida education news: School vouchers, achievement gap, sidewalks and more



jack.jpegFEELING BLESSED: Hernando families take full advantage of Step Up For Students vouchers to private schools, with their numbers tripling. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: Pinellas officials consider hiring a top researcher to help them figure out why the district achievement gap is so large.

STEP TO THE PLATE: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino needs to show strong leadership during these tough times, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

TWO STYLES: The Miami Herald contrasts the approaches, and the results, of departing Broward superintendent Jim Notter and Miami-Dade's Alberto Carvalho. 

BUILDING A DEFICIT: The Manatee school district's decisions helped cause a $9.4 million insurance deficit, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

SAFER FOR WALKING: Orlando plans to add more sidewalks near neighborhood schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, April 24, 2011 2:28pm]


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