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Florida education news: Walking to school, property taxes, race-based goals and more



gate_243486a.jpegOPEN DOOR POLICY: The Brookridge community of Hernando County agrees to keep its gates open for students walking to and from school after weeks of dispute. (Times photo, Octavio Jones)

IN SUPPORT: The Times recommends backing the Pinellas school district's property tax referendum.

CRITICS: Florida's plan setting academic goals for ethnic and racial groups draws national attention, USA Today reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

CALMING EFFECT: Manatee school leaders look to interim superintendent David Gayler to bring stability and improved morale to the district, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Meanwhile, the district prepares for an outside forensic audit of its 2011-12 books, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HOW MUCH? Gov. Rick Scott calls for a complete overview of how Florida's college system spends its money, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LABOR NEWS: Edison State College faculty say they were ready to accept new contract terms but the administration declared impasse instead, the Naples Daily News reports.

NEW DIRECTION: Monroe's new superintendent presents his revised organization for the district, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 6:14am]


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