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Florida education news: Tony Bennett, smart phones, vouchers and more



bennett_251861a.jpegSHOCKER: Tony Bennett's Indiana election loss surprised many, but his arrival as Florida education commissioner surprised few. (Times photo, Edmund Fountain)

BYOD: Hillsborough schools will run a pilot program of allowing students to bring their own computers, tablets and smart phones to class for academic use.

ABOUT TIME: Gov. Rick Scott is right to insist that students accepting state-funded vouchers to private schools take the same state tests as their public school counterparts, the Times editorializes. 

OPEN UP: Collier business leaders call on the school district to help create community, the Naples Daily News reports.

WINDFALL: Florida Atlantic University learns it will get about $6 million more in construction funds than expected, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SHUFFLE: Okaloosa's new superintendent reorganizes her administration to reflect her new plans for the district, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TRUANT? The Flagler school district has charged a father who home schools his son with truancy for failing to report they home school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CHOICES: The Escambia school district considers adopting a controlled open-enrollment system, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 14, 2012 6:03am]


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