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Florida education news: Teacher tenure, FCAT testing, school vouchers and more



Her_mosaic030410a_110645c A LITTLE CULTURE: Students at J.D. Floyd K-8 School in Hernando County use mosaics to study geography and culture while beautifying their campus. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

WORRIED: Students at John Hopkins Middle School in Pinellas are unhappy with discipline there, too.

EXPLAINING GATES: The Hillsborough School Board considers hiring a communications firm to focus on its Gates Foundation grant.

GUEST TEACHERS: Educators from around the world come to the University of South Florida to learn more about American-style teaching and learning.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Schools, neighbors, businesses step up after family's lossExhibit exposes Challenger K-8 students to the science and math behind art 

BE SMART: Florida's teacher tenure laws need reform, but lawmakers should move thoughtfully to ensure any change will stick, the Times editorializes. More on this story from the Florida Times-Union.

SHARE THE COST: The Hernando School Board is reasonable in suggesting fees for participation in middle school sports, the Times editorializes.

CUTS COMING: Brevard school officials begin preparing for $29 million in budget reductions, Florida Today reports.

GREAT TIMING: Miami-Dade shuts an elementary school because of structural concerns just days before the start of FCAT testing, the Miami Herald reports.

MATH MANIA: Manatee school children solve thousands of math problems in a national competition for World Math Day, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW LEADER: Mary Jane Saunders, provost at Cleveland State University, will replace Frank Brogan as president of Florida Atlantic University, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL VOUCHERS: Florida lawmakers look into expanding the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program even as the state's public school budget struggles, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa teachers will try to stop their school board from imposing a contract without raises, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.


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