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Florida education news: Reform, vouchers, taxes and more



REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS: Former Florida teacher of the year Megan Allen leaves the state, offers suggestions on how to improve its education system.

VOUCHERS: Many Florida educators remain opposed to efforts that would expand the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program, the St. Augustine Record reports. • The "waiting list" for these scholarships doesn't really exist, the Washington Post reports. More from Redefined.

TOO MANY DEGREES: Florida's state colleges could see a slowdown in four-year degree programs, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Ocala Star-Banner.

FIXING MISTAKES: Duval eighth grade teacher Erin Royce focuses on learning rather than lecturing in her classroom, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Polk school district plans to build two new schools to ease crowding, the Ledger reports.

NO NEW TAXES: Manatee district officials acknowledge their inability to ask voters to support a new local tax in light of past financial mismanagement, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 6:00am]


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