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Florida education news: Dual enrollment, migrant students, Hernando superintendent and more



EXTRA CREDIT: Pasco-Hernando Community College and its feeder school districts seek solutions to keep dual enrollment programs financially feasible as more Pasco and Hernando high school students seek the option.

MIGRANT CHALLENGE: Schools in rural east Hillsborough help migrant students overcome obstacles to underachievement.

FINAL FIVE: The Hernando School Board plans to name its finalists for its next superintendent.

PERFECT CHANCE: Pasco school leaders are right to try the K-8 concept while renovating elementary schools, the Times editorializes.

ON THE BACKS OF CHILDREN: Broward parents criticize the district's plan to close two schools for students with disabilities, the Miami Herald reports.

SAVINGS: The Lee school district considers outsourcing custodial services, following the footsteps of several other Florida districts, the Naples Daily News reports.

INNOVATIVE: Students at a Broward high school seek a grant to pay for needed musical instruments, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PLEASE COME BACK: Palm Beach officials plan to turn three unpopular schools into magnet programs to lure students, the Palm Beach Post reports.

COSTLY: The price to build parking at a Monroe school doubles over handicapped spots, leaving officials to seek ways to pay for it, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, February 17, 2013 7:27am]


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