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Florida education news: STEM education, school salaries, accreditation and more



a4s_stem011712_207090c.jpegAT WHAT COST? Florida leaders look to STEM courses as a way to jumpstart the state's competitiveness, but many question where the money will come from to pay for it all. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn) 

WANTING MORE: The list of candidates for Palm Beach superintendent leaves School Board members wishing for more options, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BIG MONEY: The number of Florida school officials earning more than $100,000 rises 818 percent, the Sunshine State News reports.

NOT SAFE TO WALK: The Orange school district fields criticism for cutting bus service to students living along dangerous walking routes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LAND TO LET: The Fort Myers school district looks to lease its vacant land to farmers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

CLOSER SCRUTINY: Experts expect more public schools to lose accreditation as performance demands increase, USA Today reports.

CUT THE FEES: Volusia School Board members look to suspend impact fees for two years to help jump start construction, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NO BIG DEAL: The fracas over USF Polytechnic will take a back burner at the next Board of Governors meeting, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:29am]


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