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Florida education news: Virtual schooling, arrested principals, corporate sponsors and more



classroom-1-popup.jpegCLASSROOMS WITHOUT TEACHERS: Thousands of Miami-Dade students end up taking classes in virtual learning labs as the school district aims to meet class size restrictions, the NY Times reports. (NY Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)

A WHOLE LOTTO MONEY: The majority of Florida's lottery profits goes to Bright Futures scholarships and not to K-12 education as originally promised, the Stuart News reports. 

SOME LEADERSHIP: Broward reassigns two popular school principals after their unrelated arrests (one on drug charges, the other on accusation of domestic abuse), the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

THIS SCHOOL SPONSORED BY ... The Orange school district begins seeking corporate sponsors to offset expected budget shortfalls, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SETTING CRITERIA: The Monroe School Board discusses the qualities it would like to have a for a superintendent in preparation to hire one for the first time ever, the Keynoter reports.

MORE HELP: Marion expands its Early Head Start programs for needy families, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

DON'T LET THE FISH FREEZE: A Polk middle school gives students hands-on aquaculture lessons, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:34am]


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