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Florida education news: Tony Bennett, school vouchers, FAMU accreditation and more



bennett6.jpegNEW LEADER: The Florida Board of Education picks former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett as Florida's next education commissioner. • Bennett's selection indicates Gov. Rick Scott had no real intention of changing education policies, columnist John Romano writes. • To succeed, Bennett must be a better listener than his predecessors, the Times editorializes. • Some south Florida groups oppose the choice, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • More from the Indianapolis Star.

TAKE THE TEST: Gov. Rick Scott says students using vouchers at private schools should have to pass the same tests as public school students.

TROUBLED AGAIN: Florida A&M University goes on accreditation probation over audits and leadership concerns.

NO GO: The Hernando School Board refuses to move ahead with an impact fee needs study.

COMPLICATED: Florida's value-added evaluation formula is too confusing for most teachers to understand, Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo writes. 

INSIGHTS: An outside team expects to have its financial forensic audit to the Manatee School Board by January, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STAR POWER: A Brevard school community enlists the help of reality TV stars to help fight the closure of their school, Florida Today reports.

SEEKING ANSWERS: Angry Palm Beach parents demand proper treatment for their elementary school principal, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

PAY IT BACK: A state lawmaker proposes that students return their Bright Futures scholarships if they take jobs outside Florida after graduation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 13, 2012 6:31am]


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