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Florida education news: Early a.m. robo-call, charter schools, raises and more



RUDE AWAKENING: Hundreds of Pinellas families get a 6 a.m. Sunday robocall from the school district reminding them classes begin Monday.

COMPETITION: Charter schools surge in Duval County, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Central Florida teachers are still waiting for the raises promised by Gov. Rick Scott, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TOO FAR: Some Clay parents complain that the district's IB, career academy and other choice options lack busing for their children, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FIRST DAY JITTERS: Brand new teachers steel themselves for their first day with students in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte, the Herald-Tribune reports.

ONLINE EDUCATION: Florida universities struggle with the business model of massive open online courses, the Miami Herald reports. More from the NY Times.

WASHED OUT: Washington, Jackson and Holmes school districts cancel the first day of classes because of flooding, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

JUST SAY NO: Drug-related expulsions rise in Escambia schools as the district continues a drug awareness program, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

DIFFERENT WORK: Leon schools begin incorporating the Common Core into every grade, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 6:06am]


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