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Florida education news: Vocational training, grade changing, school transfers and more



news.jpegSEEKING SKILLS: The College of Central Florida sees enrollment surge as area residents look to improve their employability, the Ocala Star Banner reports.  (Ocala Star Banner photo)

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: A struggling Escambia charter school hopes to stave off closure, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

CONFUSING: Polk VPK providers say the state's method of scoring prekindergartens doesn't paint a true picture, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.

UNDER FIRE: A reformer Miami-Dade high school principal is under investigation for allegations of changing a football star's grades, the Miami Herald reports.

FINANCIAL AID: A Palm Beach commissioner creates a fund to help unemployed residents get vocational training, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CROWDED: Broward schools see more large classes because of changes to state class size law, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TRANSFER TIME: More than 1,100 central Florida families took advantage of No Child Left Behind transfers to switch schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LEAVE IT ALONE: The Florida Board of Education should stay away from politically charged efforts to change the rules for English-language learners, the Miami Herald editorializes.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:04am]


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