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Florida education news: Achievement gap, tuition, teacher transfers and more



BRIDGING THE GAP: The Hillsborough School Board seeks to eliminate the district's achievement gap among racial groups, as well as disparities in discipline.

IN-STATE TUITION: Florida universities differ in the way they consider children of illegal immigrants for tuition rates, the Gainesville Sun reports. • Florida is one of several states pondering whether to offer all military veterans in-state tuition, USA Today reports.

ONLINE LEARING: A State College of Florida professor turns to the Internet to share diversity lessons with her students, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CROWDSOURCING: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund creates a website aimed at connecting teachers with local donors, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MISTREATMENT: An internal investigation finds merit in employee complaints against the superintendent of the McKeel charter school system, the Ledger reports.

BEST INTEREST: A new report shows that several Miami-Dade schools improved academically after the forced transfer of teachers, the Miami Herald reports.

TIP LINE: The Escambia school district opens a phone line to receive anonymous reports of fraud and financial waste, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:49am]


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