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Florida education news: Special education funding, Florida education commissioner, math lessons and more



imgres.jpegNOT ENOUGH: Hillsborough school district officials say schools don't get enough funding for special education programs

PICK RIGHT: The Florida Board of Education should select a commissioner because of credentials and not politics, the Times editorializes. • Florida should go for Tony Bennett for his commitment to Common Core, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.

RETHINKING MATH: Many Florida college students in remedial programs are there because they "hate" math, StateImpact Florida reports.

CONFUSED: The seeming disconnect between Florida school grades and teacher evaluations renders the systems near meaningless, Naples Daily News columnist Brent Batten writes.

MAJOR DIFFERENCES: The NY Times offers its take on Florida's proposal to charge different tuition rates for different majors.

SOOTHING: Some Broward special needs students get art therapy to help them focus, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TEACH IT YOURSELF: A Brevard algebra teacher lets his students instruct the class to get them centered on learning rather than goofing off, Florida Today reports.

CONSTUCTION FUNDS: Rep. Seth McKeel suggests the Legislature might put more money into school construction, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 6:53am]


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