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Florida education news: Teacher job security, the Nation's Report Card, vouchers and more



6a00d83451b05569e20120a962f6dd970b-800wi UNION BUSTING? The Florida Senate approves bills that would make it easier to fire teachers, make it harder to graduate high school and give more vouchers away. • Teachers across Florida plan to protest today by wearing red the Naples Daily News reports. (Times file photo)

MAKING GAINS: Florida students continue to make strides on the "Nation's Report Card."

NO TOWER: A developer removes plans to place a cell phone tower on Hillsborough's Buchanan Middle School campus.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Tampa Bay middle schoolers ponder world peace at Model UNRobo tops: Nature Coast team is first in FloridaTemple Terrace Elementary plants a community gardenWhen parents open books, preschoolers win 

BE LIKE FLORIDA: Arizona leaders are more impressed with Florida's NAEP results than their own, the Arizona Republic reports. • Indiana leaders also look to Florida's gains as an example, the New Albany News and Tribune reports.

ALL ABOUT VOUCHERS: Florida families pour into Tallahassee to stump for expanded vouchers, which Republican leaders and a growing number of Democrats support, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

EXPENSIVE TEST: The cost of the FCAT has more than doubled since its implementation a decade ago, reports.

MORE FEES? Florida community college students soon could face a new transportation fee, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CASE CLOSED: Palm Beach agrees to pay a former student $32,500 for penalizing him after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:55am]


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