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Florida education news: School vouchers, Bright Futures, sex education and more



imgres.jpegMORE VOUCHERS: Republicans in the Florida Legislature push ahead with plans to expand the state's school voucher system. (Image from

WEEKEND WRITING: Students at Brooksville Elementary School give up their Saturdays to join a writing club.

'FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS': Jazz saxophonist Eric Darius inspires students at Hillsborough's Progress Village Middle School.

DO THE MATH: An Orlando dad complains that his daughter's algebra class has gone through a dozen teachers, none permanent, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

ON THE HOOK: Some top Florida students wonder how they would cover the gap if lawmakers keep cutting back Bright Futures, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More from the St. Augustine Record.

ROLLING RIGHT ALONG: Florida lawmakers give initial approval to selling ads on school buses, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ETHICAL STANDARDS: The Palm Beach School Board seeks to improve its ethics training, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SEX ED: Flagler schools consider adopting an "abstinence plus" sex education program, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CENSORSHIP? Some Marion residents complain that the School Board no longer will televise public comments at its meetings, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

REPRIMANDS: A Brevard teacher of the year finalist is put on unpaid leave after slapping a studentFlorida Today reports. • A Gainesville High teacher is disciplined for making racially insensitive remarks during a Black History Month lesson, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:12am]


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