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Florida education news: Impact fees, performance pay, sales tax and more



FEE FAIRNESS: Hernando home builders and sellers question the rationale of reinstating school impact fees during a continued lull in new home construction.

PERFORMANCE PAY: Florida public universities could lose some funding under a new program that penalizes low performance in categories such as graduation rate.

TOP OF THE CLASS: A Wiregrass Ranch High senior wins Critics Choice with her costume design.

TAX HOLIDAY: Gov. Rick Scott proposes lengthening Florida's school supplies sales tax holiday.

TESTING: Florida leaders should take a more deliberate approach while reviewing what tests come next for public school students, the Pensacola News-Journal editorializes.

DIGITAL LEARNING: A Brevard private school teacher integrates Twitter into her literature lessons, Florida Today reports.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: Two small Alachua schools will operate with one principal, the Gainesville Sun reports.

HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY: Florida State College at Jacksonville's new president vows to repair the school's tainted image, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ROAD CLOSED: Miami-Dade teachers and supporters will take over a lane of traffic in downtown Miami to march against excessive testing, the Miami Herald reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: The Lee school district changes some of its choice application rules, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 5:56am]


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