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Florida education news: Teacher pay, FCAT testing, charter school funding and more



simpsons_finland.jpegWORTH IT: Florida teachers deserve a raise for the hard work they do, columnist Dan DeWitt writes. (Simpsons image from

TEST PREP: Treasure Coast schools spend millions in time and money preparing students to take the FCAT exam, the Stuart News reports. Meanwhile, top performing schools don't always get state recognition funds while lower-scoring schools do, the Stuart News reports.

HANDS OUT: The Pembroke Pines charter school system seeks a share of the Broward school district's property taxes, the Miami Herald reports.

THEFT: An accountant steals more than $20,000 from a Broward private school and doesn't file their payroll taxes either, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CAN DO: A D-graded Collier elementary school gets new leadership and a new attitude toward learning, the Naples Daily News reports.

CUTTING TIME: Lee School Board members look for ways to reduce spending by as much as $25 million, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GOING UP: The price is rising to take the GED, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LOSE WEIGHT: The Polk school district looks into launching an anti-obesity program for employees, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:00am]


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