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Florida education news: Special education, teacher evaluations, Catholic schools and more



b2s_disability10020_40319c.jpegMEMORIES: Hillsborough parents of adult children with disabilities recall similar times battling with the school district for proper treatment of students with special needs. (Times file photo)

BIG MONEY: To help pay for increasing enrollment, Jacksonville University aims high in its fundraising efforts, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EVALUATIONS: Manatee teacher Larry Hickman finds his district's new teacher evaluation system frustrating and confusing, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Los Angeles teachers see the pros and cons in a new evaluation system that is similar to Florida's effort, the LA Times reports.

BIG DRAW: A Catholic school in Ave Maria thrives on faith, the Naples Daily News reports.

FINDING AID: Palm Beach parents discover there are many paths to financial aid for their college-bound children, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WHAT COST? Daytona Beach civic leaders seek to change Florida's cost differential rules for school funding, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HOW MANY? Monroe School Board members debate the need for some high-level administrative jobs, the Keynoter reports.

COMPETING FOR DOLLARS: About 80 percent of Florida students receiving a tax credit scholarship voucher attends a religious school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 25, 2012 7:59am]


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