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Florida education news: Writing lessons, rising tuition, FCAT testing and more



rockin.jpegROCKIN' WRITERS: Lake Myrtle Elementary School in Pasco fosters good writing by treating students like rock stars. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)

NEW FACES? Hernando's School Board attorney is a finalist for the top legal job in Broward. • Applicants continue to emerge for Hernando's vacant board seat.

POCKETBOOK PAIN: Florida's college and university students face rising tuition and reduced scholarship support, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SOMETHING EXTRA: Some Polk elementary schools offer enrichment courses to keep students interested beyond the basics, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

FIRED: Broward schools dump former board member Miriam Oliphant as a guidance counselor after finding her contract and hiring out of line, the Miami Herald reports.

DEALING WITH IT: Trustees of Edison State College call a special meeting to cope with mounting criticism from faculty, the Naples Daily News reports.

BIG CHANGES: Florida schools prepare for changes in the FCAT testing, the Stuart News reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with T. Willard Fair, former chairman of the Florida Board of Education.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 2, 2011 8:18am]


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