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Florida education news: School vouchers, chocolate milk ban, performance pay and more



rick_scott.jpegVOUCHERS FOR ALL? Gov.-elect Rick Scott talks about allowing all Florida students to attend whatever school they like and take their state funding with them. (Times photo, Scott Keeler) 

A REPRIEVE FOR CHOCOLATE MILK: The Florida Board of Education puts off discussion about banning sugary drinks from school cafeteria sales, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HELP FOR PARENTS: The Florida Department of Education launches a website to guide parents who want to help their children academically through the standards, the AP reports.

QUESTIONABLE REPORT: Leaders of for-profit colleges raise concerns about a revised audit that led Florida to investigate their practices, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BAIT AND SWITCH: A company faces charges for selling Miami-Dade schools used golf carts billed as brand new, the Miami Herald reports.

TIGHT TURNAROUND: The Collier School Board looks to have a new superintendent on board before the current one is gone, the Naples Daily News reports.

MERIT PAY: Florida senators begin reviewing possible legislation to change the way teachers are paid, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HOLDING OFF: The University of Florida Board of Trustees delays implementation of block tuition to take more time examining the pros and cons, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 10, 2010 6:08am]


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