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Florida education news: Title I programs, cursive handwriting, Head Start and more



b2s_contractors1108_198495c.jpegCLOSER LOOK: Hillsborough school officials examine the district's service contracts for Title I schools amid concerns of the services' value. (Times photo, Octavio Jones) 

TOO TIGHT? A Miami Democratic lawmaker calls for an investigation into the state's ties with test-maker Pearson, the Miami Herald reports.

LOST ART: Cursive handwriting is being de-emphasized in Florida schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FIGHT FOR IT: President Obama will have low-performing Head Start programs compete for funding, USA Today reports.

TOO MANY KIDS: Brevard residents, district officials discuss ways to ease school crowding, Florida Today reports.

USF POLY: Lakeland city officials want more answers before giving $5 million to the university, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

SPREADING OUT: Monroe district leaders will begin spending more time in offices outside Key West, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 6:14am]


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