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Florida education news: MOOCs, ESOL, open enrollment and more



ONLINE LEARNING: Florida International University faculty explore ways to develop for-credit massively open online courses, FIU Student Media reports.

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: State Rep. Rich Workman supports the tax credit voucher program backed by Islamic schools that teach things he opposes, Florida Today columnist Bob Stover writes.

TEACH THE CHILDREN: Florida leaders need to reevaluate the skills and values taught in schools, the South Lake Press editorializes.

BAD ACTS: A Fort Pierce high school teacher is arrested on accusations of inappropriate conduct with female students, NBC Miami reports.

ESOL: University of Florida researchers examine ways to improve education for English language learners, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TEXTBOOKS: A Volusia County textbook controversy leads to legislation that could change the way schools pick their materials, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CHOICES: Critics warn that a Duval proposal to move to open enrollment carries several potential pitfalls, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EARLY DECISION: USF Sarasota-Manatee devises a program to tell applicants instantly whether they've been accepted, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2014 6:05am]


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