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Florida education news: Charter schools, double testing, free dinners and more



CHARTER SCHOOLS: Dozens of central Florida charter school applicants await word whether they'll be approved to operate next fall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DOUBLE TESTING: St. Johns leaders don't require eighth graders taking algebra or geometry to also sit for the FCAT math test, prompting a discussion for the state on this issue, the Florida Times-Union reports.

IMPASSE: Brevard contract negotiations head to a special magistrate after the two sides can't agree, Florida Today reports.

SUPPER CLUB: Several Sarasota schools begin serving free dinners to the district's poorest students, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LAST MINUTE: The Manatee school district releases its proposed budget on Sunday with the vote due Monday, saying it seeks transparency, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO NEW TIMES: North Florida school leaders say they have no plans to start high school classes later in the day, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

INAPPROPRIATE: A Marion teacher's aide is arrested over text messages to a teen student, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

RAISES: Volusia principals and assistant principals are slated to get salary bumps, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 6:06am]


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