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Florida education news: School prayer, charter schools, virtual degrees and more



SEPARATION: End zone prayers led by coaches prompts Hernando and Pasco superintendents to remind their staffs that employee-initiated prayer is not allowed in the public schools.

SEARCH AND RESCUE: Eckerd College students act as first responders on the water.

NOT SO BAD: U.S. schools aren't failing, though they do face the challenge of student poverty, columnist Robyn Blumner writes.

MAKING MONEY: Jonathan Hage turns Charter Schools USA into one of the fastest growing for-profit charter schools in the country, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TESTING: Florida schools will continue to barrage students with tests regardless of which standards it chooses, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TOWED AWAY: Several Broward teachers have their cars towed as they attend a district presentation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S IN A GRADE? 76 central Florida schools had their state grades padded by State Board emergency action, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE DEGREES: Indian River State College boosts its degree offerings after Florida Atlantic University dumps its St. Lucie campus, the Stuart News reports.

MORE RIGOR: The Polk school system installs a new intensive STEM curriculum in selected schools, the Ledger reports.

DISMISSED: A court quickly tosses a Monroe activist's lawsuit accusing the superintendent of violating open records laws, the Keynoter reports.

ONLINE: The University of Florida begins taking applications for its virtual university programs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 29, 2013 7:43am]


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