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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Virtual school, education funding, Advanced Placement credits and more



small.jpgONLINE LEARNING: Florida lawmakers move to expand virtual schooling options for Florida students. (Times file photo) 

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS: An evangelical group seeks to send flyers home with Pasco school children.

PAY CUT: Florida senators look to slash the salary of the university system chancellor.

LET THE SEARCH BEGIN: The Florida Board of Education hires a search firm to seek a new commissioner.

BUDGET WOES: The Florida Senate approves a budget that slashes education funding by $1 billion, the AP reports.

'NOT INCLINED TO WORK FOR FREE': Palm Beach School Board members criticize a proposal to eliminate school board salaries, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE CHANGES: The Florida Senate votes to relax class size rules, the AP reports.

HARDER TO GET CREDITS: Florida lawmakers propose stiffening the requirements for students to earn college credit via Advanced Placement exams, the News Service of Florida reports.

NO SROS: Marion officials look to eliminate school resource officers and slash athletic coach pay to deal with expected budget shortfalls, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 8, 2011 6:19am]


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