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Florida education news: USF split, Mandarin Chinese lessons, student loans and more



b2s_principal091611_191444c.jpegHEART HEALTHY: Hillsborough Bryant Elementary principal Karen Bass wins the American Heart Association principal of the year award.  (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)

ON ITS OWN? The Florida Board of Governors leaves the door open for USF Polytechnic to separate from the USF system.  More from the Lakeland Ledger.

POINTING FINGERS: A Pasco teacher who faces firing makes allegations against principal Maria Swanson that sets an investigation in motion.

COVER UP: Some Lake school district leaders say cheerleader uniforms are too skimpy to meet dress code, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LEARNING CHINESE: A growing number of schools in Florida and the rest of the country are adding Mandarin to their curriculum, Xinhua reports. 

A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT: The number of Floridians defaulting on their student loans is skyrocketing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Duval teachers no longer face furloughs as the district discovers money to cover the costs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GOING DOWN: Daytona State College struggles to make ends meet as enrollment shrinks more than expected, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HANDS OFF: Hundreds of supporters urge the Marion School Board to keep their elementary school open, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

"BETTER THAN TEXAS": Florida university leaders will prepare their own accountability plan rather than wait for state officials to impose a Texas model, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 6:07am]


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