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Florida education news: Graduation rates, parent support, financial literacy and more



GRAD RATES: Florida's graduation rate rises again, with gains continuing in most demographic groups.

PARENT SUPPORT: Parents at two Tampa schools raise money to pay the salary of an extra music teacher.

MONEY COURSE: Florida high school seniors would be required to take a financial literacy course under recently unveiled legislation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

LOCAL SOURCES: The Alachua school district will begin serving more locally produced food in its cafeterias, the Gainesville Sun reports.

BAD CHOICES: Marion's superintendent should stop violating the state constitution class size rules, the Ocala Star-Banner editorializes.

LABOR NEWS: Franklin teachers reach a deal on salary increases, the Apalachicola Times reports.

SCHOOL NAMING: Duval officials near a decision on whether to rename a school named after a KKK grand wizard, the Florida Times-Union reports.

REVOLVING DOOR: Florida Keys Community College is having trouble retaining faculty and staff, the Keynoter reports.

BE PREPARED: North Florida schools prepare for a bad flu season, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

BIG CHANGES: The Manatee district embarks on a strategic planning initiative to eliminate dysfunction in the system, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:05am]


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