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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Scientology charter school, FCAT , graduation rates and more



a4s_lifeforce022612_212060c.jpegSCIENTOLOGY TAKEOVER? Critics accuse the Life Force Arts and Technology Academy charter school in Pinellas a front to lure children into Scientology, and also accuse it of funneling public funds into the operators' private businesses. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

TESTING TIME: FCAT season officially begins this week with the writing test, the Stuart News reports.

ECONOMIC ENGINE: Higher education keep South Florida's economy humming with hiring and construction projects, the Miami Herald reports.

BOOSTING BLACK MALES: A task force offers ideas to improve the graduation rate for Palm Beach black male students, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO MORE PAPER: The Santa Rosa School Board gives up its printed agenda in favor of an online version, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

HAZING INCIDENT: University of Florida police open an investigation into an allegation of hazing at a fraternity, the AP reports.

GOING STRONG: A handful of Broward and Palm Beach teachers continue working well past retirement age, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, February 27, 2012 6:07am]


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