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Florida education news: Jobs, lice, vouchers and more



JOB PLACEMENT: Pasco-Hernando State College graduates have little problem finding jobs.

IN THE RUNNING: Brooksville businesswoman Anna Liisa Covell files to run for Hernando School Board.

JUST A NUISANCE: Broward schools change policy to allow children with lice to attend class, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Manatee teachers reach a deal on evaluations with district officials, the Bradenton Times reports.

IT'S NOT OVER: Florida voucher proponents are already working to revive a bill that would expand access to the program, Step Up for Students president Doug Tuthill writes on

FACT CHECK: A new ad touting Florida's education successes includes some dubious claims, State Impact Florida reports.

TESTING PLANS: Florida will use computers to grade students' state writing exams, State Impact Florida reports. • Florida's new tests will make student results hard to compare nationally, the Florida Times-Union reports.

STEEP DECLINE: Enrollment in Florida's prepaid tuition program drops 30 percent amid rising prices, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GETTING READY: St. Johns principals prepare to open new K-8 schools in the fall, the St. Augustine Record reports.

HOW MUCH? The University of Florida won't say how much it paid Pearson to help set up its new online course system, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:35am]


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