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Florida education news: Charter schools, bus routes, raises and more



WHO'S IN CHARGE? Hillsborough district officials question the leadership of three charter schools all operated by Charter Schools USA.

BUS ROUTES: The Pasco school district asks parents to confirm their addresses so it can create bus routes earlier for the coming school year.

RAISES: The Hernando School Board considers pay raises for administrators from the state's teacher salary funds.

INADEQUATE: Florida's system of needs-based financial aid for higher education needs an overhaul, the Times editorializes.

FULL-SERVICE SCHOOL: A Pasco judge and community leaders explore opening a community school that includes social services.

VOUCHERS: Florida lawmakers consider making it easier for some middle class families to get school vouchers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LESS TESTING: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti plans to reduce the number of district-mandated tests for students, the Florida Times-Union reports.

JOB SECURITY: Florida Gulf Coast University faculty worry as the administration plans to move to more part-time teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:43am]


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