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Florida education news: Summer school, high school sports, taxes and more



Pascredit062510_128054cMAKING UP TIME: Pasco high school students who failed math or English during the school year can try to recover their credits in a new computerized course. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

RECONSIDER: The Hernando School Board is being shortsighted by rejecting a .25 mill property tax increase, the Times editorializes.

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED? NCS Pearson officials say they're working to get Florida's delayed FCAT scores to school districts by Monday as promised, the Miami Herald reports.

HAVING FUN, MAKING PROGRESS: The Riveria Beach City Council provides free academic summer campat a local middle school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TRANSFER OK: The head of Florida's special education department says Manatee school officials did nothing wrong in transferring an emotionally unstable student to an alternative school after a violent outburst, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GO AHEAD AND LOOK: Broward's top lawyer reverses course and allows district auditors access to records relating to how four cafeterias got built, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

SAVING SPORTS: The Brevard School Board considers not cutting ninth-grade athletics after learning it doesn't spend as much as thought on that item, Florida Today reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Polk plans for additional schools to ease crowding, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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