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Florida education news: Teacher performance pay, No Child Left Behind waivers, KIPP charter school expansion and more



imgres.jpegFOOD FIGHT: Parents at MacFarlane Park Elementary in Tampa question the Hillsborough district's decision to stop their fundraiser that brought weekly lunch deliveries from the Evos restaurant to children. (Times file photo)

HIGH TECH: Central Florida schools integrate the latest in technology to improve lessons and keep student interest, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

SPENDING CASH: Top-rated Miami-Dade teachers get big checks in the district's new performance pay plan, the Miami Herald reports.

WELCOME RELIEF: The Obama Administration's offer of No Child Left Behind waivers will let schools do their job better, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

ROOM TO GROW: Despite poor initial results, the KIPP charter school in Duval seeks permission to expand, the Florida Times-Union reports.

JOBS WANTED: Florida college students look for career training more than a liberal arts education, and schools try to meet the demand with programs in technology, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO NEW MONEY: Florida universities face another year without funding for new construction projects, the Gainesville Sun reports.

KEEPING TRACK: Brevard school officials will better monitor who receives stipends and supplements after a scandal involving such payouts, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 5:57am]


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