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Florida education news: USF Polytechnic, school vouchers, summer football and more



tp.nv-community1.jpegIT'S POSSIBLE: The idea of splitting USF Polytechnic from the system could happen if the political stars align. The concept is simply an arrogant power play, the Times editorializes.

LESS MONEY: The Hernando School Board moves ahead with a slightly higher tax rate that is expected to generate less revenue than a year ago.

SPENDING REVIEW: Hillsborough Community College takes a closer look at how its contribution to a local recreation center is being spent.

EVERYBODY SWITCH: Pasco transfers several assistant principals including one who had worked at its only F-rated elementary school.

SURPRISE SCHOLARSHIPS: Marion officials appeal a decision to grant Dunnellon High families opportunity scholarships based solely on FCAT scores, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

SAFETY CHECK: Broward district leaders look into whether their summer athletic rules are being followed after the death of a student-athlete at summer football camp, the Miami Herald reports. 

LABOR NEWS: A contract deal with bus drivers affects many other Marion school district employees too, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

MERIT PAY CONCERNS: College of education leaders around Florida worry that attracting students to the profession will be harder with performance pay, the News Service of Florida reports.

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES: Alachua schools have several construction projects under way with classes just weeks off, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2011 6:57am]


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