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Florida education news: Grandparents, charter school fees, distracted drivers and more



VOLUNTEERING: Grandparents provide support and assistance when needed at Chester Taylor Elementary School in Pasco.

CIVICS LESSONS: Challenger K-8 School in Hernando transforms its media center into a living history lesson to help teachers with the Common Core.

PUBLIC SERVICE: The Hillsborough school district should keep pressuring charter schools to not charge improper fees to families, the Times editorializes.

OPPOSED: Brevard residents speak out against the Common Core during an evening forum, Florida Today reports.

REBUKED: State officials find that former Lee superintendent Joseph Burke reallocated funds improperly, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

DRIVE SMART: The Broward and Palm Beach school districts kick off distracted driving campaigns to remind students not to text and drive, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DATA: Polk sets metrics to use while setting academic goals for each school, the Ledger reports.

TUITION TUSSLE: The Board of Governors sets new policy so tuition automatically rises by the rate of inflation yearly if lawmakers don't act, the Associated Press reports. • The system also begins implementing performance-based funding for universities, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

STABILITY: Imagine School at North Port gets new principals after enduring a legal fight over leadership, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 13, 2013 6:12am]


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