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Florida education news: School vouchers, SAT scores, e-books and more



b4s_cover091410_139937d.jpgBAD CHOICE? A Hernando High teacher is reprimanded for assigning his AP students Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries after a parent complains about the book's content. 

AT THE CAP: Florida's school voucher program for low-income students stops accepting applications as it reaches its financial limit.

UNDER PRESSURE: Pinellas School Board members question superintendent Julie Janssen's move of a problematic administrator who calls Janssen a friend.

SMART MOVES: The Miami Herald praises Miami-Dade leaders for balancing their budget without major layoffs or bank-busting raises.

SAT STAYS FLAT: More Florida high school students take the SAT in 2010, and the results are static, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MISSING ITEMS: More than $600,000 in school property is missing in Broward, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FOCUS ON POVERTY: Lee community leaders focus their attention on improving education achievement in a single ZIP code, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HANDS OFF: A Seminole teacher faces dismissal over accusations that he inappropriately touched a female student at school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FIX FLORIDA'S UNIVERSITIES: Good jobs should follow, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

NOT GIVING UP: Palm Beach Lake Worth High gets off the state's worst performing list but still has plans to make major improvements, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO TEXTBOOKS? Daytona State College looks into moving away from printed books in favor of electronic ones, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STAY IN SCHOOL: President Obama brings back his back-to-school message today, and Florida school districts will decide individually whether to air it, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:25am]


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