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Florida education news: Writing, arts education, textbooks and more



paswrite073010_133001c.jpgWRITING LESSONS: Pasco's Trinity Oaks Elementary School offers a summer enrichment Writing Academy aimed at helping both students and teachers improve their skills. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

DISCRIMINATION? A fired University of South Florida academic adviser accuses USF of racial discimination.

ENDORSEMENTS: The Times recommends retired principal Richard Bartels and incumbents April Griffin and Candy Olson for Hillsborough School Board.

KEEP WORKING ON IT: The Florida Department of Education says this year's FCAT scores might be right, but concerned superintendents are not yet convinced, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SETTING PRIORITIES: The Lee School Board reviews its legislative wish list, which includes a longer school year and local control of teacher pay, the Cape Coral Daily Breeze reports.

BUDGET CUTS: The Broward School Board sets a budget that prefers layoffs and furloughs to slashing arts education, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

WHY BUY? Brevard Community College students hope to save money through a new textbook rental program, Florida Today reports.

SUE YOU: A coalition of Polk charter schools sues the School Board over a proposal to cut services to the schools, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

NO THANKS: St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner rejects a pay raise again, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 30, 2010 6:55am]


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