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Florida education news: Common Core, school security, financial aid and more



UNCOMMON CORE: Two Sarasota specialty schools configure the Common Core to fit into their students' added needs, the Herald-Tribune reports.

'ALL ABOUT THE KIDS': Kenneth Reddick, Polk's newest assistant superintendent, works to fit in the system, the Ledger reports.

WHAT'S THE POINT: A Jacksonville sixth-grade teacher makes sure all her lessons have a measurable goal, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ON THE LOOKOUT: Marion schools plan to increase security after recent vandalism attacks, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GREEN THUMBS: A Polk elementary school fits its gardening lessons into its science curriculum, the Ledger reports.

TRIAL RUN: The University of Central Florida offers a classroom simulator with cartoon students to help teachers improve their skills, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FINANCIAL AID: FAFSA now recognizes same-sex marriages, which means some university students could be eligible for less financial aid, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 6:14am]


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