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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Student enrollment, differentiated instruction, fraudulent tutoring and more



pas_jack090112_237926c.jpgIN ON THE ACT: Several students from Dayspring Academy charter school in Pasco acted in an education-themed video for the Republican National Convention. (Screen grab from ad)

GOING DOWN: Enrollment in Hernando schools declines.

DAMAGED: Fire causes $1 million in damages at St. Petersburg High.

DIFFERENTIATE: Pasco schools look for ways to comply with new state law requiring them to meet parent requests for more challenging material.

CREDIT DUE: Sometimes students don't do well on tests because of their teachers, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.

FRAUD: Three south Florida tutoring firms are accused of claiming money for services never provided, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BATTLE: Broward's school bus woes have become a political hot-button issue, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Miami Herald.

LEGAL DISPUTE: The Duval School Board is divided over whether the district needs its own full-time lawyer, the Florida Times-Union reports.

UP FOR IT: A successful Collier principal takes on the challenge of a struggling elementary school, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Monroe teachers reach an agreement to cut some of their stipends, the Keynoter reports.

SLOW DOWN: Thousands of Florida drivers pass stopped school buses with their lights flashing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FLORIDA CONNECTION: Maine looks to Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education for support as it expands its virtual school options, the Portland Press Herald reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, September 1, 2012 10:30pm]


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