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Florida education news: Twitter, prepaid tuition, paddling and more



uarkr.em_.jpegTWEETING: Florida parents use social media to blitz Tallahassee in their effort to kill the parent trigger bill, the Miami Herald reports. (Miami Herald photo)

THREATENED: The Florida prepaid college tuition program might die if Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a measure allowing some universities to charge whatever tuition they want, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

TROUBLE: One of Duval's oldest charter schools could be shut down because of persistently poor academic performance, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

FEW DEGREES: The percentage of Florida eighth graders that goes on to complete a college degree is lower than the same statistic in Texas, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

OUCH: Some Florida schools, mostly in north Florida, still paddle students, the Miami Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Okaloosa's teacher pay standoff continues as a grievance hearing gets delayed, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. 

DISCIPLINE DISPARITY: Black students in Volusia and Flagler counties are disciplined more often than their peers in other demographic groups, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GROWING: A troubled Monroe charter school expects rapid expansion with a new management company in charge, the Keynoter reports.

OFFLINE: Many central Florida students struggle without home internet access as their schools move to more digital content, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:17am]


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