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Florida education news: Science fair project, teaching degrees, pay raises and more



twdib.st_.56.jpegA LITTLE HELP: A Miami-Dade fourth grader wins her school science fair thanks to her detective dad, an ounce of cocaine and some drug-sniffing dogs, the Miami Herald reports. (Miami Herald photo)

CUTTING COSTS: Indian River State College will slash the cost of its bachelor's degrees for math and science teachers to $10,000, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

PAY UP: Two Democratic lawmakers push to increase average teacher salaries by $10,000, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Sen. Bill Montford proposes raises for all state employees, not just teachers, the Panama City News Herald reports.

TRANSPARENCY: The Manatee School Board pushes to get 10,000 pages of its forensic audit report and backing documents online for public viewing, the Bradenton Herald reports.

KEEP ON SAVING: The Marion school district aims to continue energy efficiency after eliminating the jobs of its experts in the field, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

REVIEW TIME: The Polk School Board begins a policy overhaul, the Ledger reports.

LEAVE MY KID ALONE: Seminole parents fight plans to rezone 11 elementary schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:17am]


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