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Florida education news: School choice, grading, vouchers and more



SCHOOL CHOICE: Pinellas families prepare to battle the odds in winning a seat in the school of their choice. Many benefit from state programs that help cover the costs of private schooling.

SCHOOL GRADES: Florida school officials await the State Board of Education's decision on school grading rules and test cut scores, the Stuart News reports. * State business leaders want the state to "raise the bar," the Tallahassee Democrat reports. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

CHANGING VIEWS: Florida teachers look for ways to get students to believe they can succeed, the Bradenton Herald reports.

OOPS: About 10 percent of Manatee school employees are mistakenly told their health insurance was canceled, the Bradenton Herald reports.

VOUCHERS: State lawmakers make it a priority to expand a scholarship program for students with disabilities, the Naples Daily News reports. * Some minority advocacy groups want the state teachers union to drop its lawsuit challenging Florida's tax credit scholarships, Politico Florida reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The state cuts funding to a Marion charter school after the school's principal is arrested for stealing money, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LABOR NEWS: Volusia teachers will work their contract hours and no more as their lengthy dispute over wages continues, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:40am]


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