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Florida education news: School vouchers, Race to the Top, Bright Futures and more



ChoiceVOUCHER EXPANSION: Gov. Crist signs into law Florida's biggest school voucher expansion ever, leading some to the question, Will it ever end? (Photo from

HERE COME THE REVIEWERS: Hillsborough schools seek full district accreditation.

SHOWING THEM THE MONEY: In the aftermath of Ray Sansom, the Florida Legislature opens its budget talks on college construction projects to the general public. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

COLLABORATION KEY: A committee appointed by Gov. Crist begins planning for Round 2 of Race to the Top, focusing on how to get teacher union buy-in. More from the Miami Herald.

HE'S OUTTA HERE: The architect of Palm Beach's failed curriculum overhaul submits his resignation, the Palm Beach Post reports.

KEEP OUT OF IT: An ethics advisory committee looks into ways to separate Broward School Board members from construction decisions, which in the past have led to scandal, the Miami Herald reports.

PINK SLIPS: Broward lets go 461 noninstructional school employees and next will turn its attention to teachers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S UP WITH BRIGHT FUTURES? The Orlando Sentinel examines some of the proposed changes to scale back the popular scholarship program.

DESPERATELY SEEKING SITES: The Marion school district returns to a piece of property it once dismissed as sinkhole-prone as it runs out of options for new school sites, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:59am]


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