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Florida education news: Policy makers, online learning, special needs and more



AGENDA SETTING: With so many retirements and resignations, the Florida Legislature will have new leadership overseeing education policy. The speculation begins.

ONLINE LEARNING: The Florida university system aims to have 40 percent of full-time undersgraduate students taking virtual courses by 2025, the News Service of Florida reports.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Some north Florida parents prepare to open a private school focusing on children with autism, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

CLEANUP: Indian River district officials look into outsourcing custodial services after finding the current staff isn't doing the job well, TC Palm reports.

STUDENT COUNT: Marion school enrollment nears pre-recession levels, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

MAINTENANCE: Palm Beach schools struggle to maintain infrastructure that's surpassing its useful life, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CAREER ACADEMIES: Escambia High School's early education career academy prepares students to work in preschools, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Sarasota School Board reviews public input in advance of choosing its next superintendent, the Herald-Tribune reports.

OUT OF THIS WORLD: Some Palm Beach students get to talk to an astronaut on the interational space station, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

[NOTE: Sorry for running this news roundup so late, but we had technical problems most of today. We hope they are now over.]

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:23pm]


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