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Florida education news: Gifted students, student-athlete eligibility, whistleblowers and more



BORED: Many central Florida gifted students lack adequate challenging courses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

'FOLLOW THE COACH': The FHSAA proposes relaxing a key rule on student-athlete eligibility, the Florida Current reports.

WHISTLEBLOWER: The Broward school district reaches a $275,000 settlement with a former employee who helped expose corruption in the district facilities department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DRONES: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presses for the federal government to place a drone testing site in Florida, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

COMING UP: Lee County schools face a year of critical elections while also dealing with standards, testing and other state concerns, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SURPRISE! A group of Broward elementary students get to meet President Obama on their White House tour, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH: Florida needs to improve its middle school math instruction, FSU professor Paul Cottle writes in the Tallahassee Democrat.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 6:43am]


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