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Florida education news: Student data, service dogs, Bright Futures and more



DATA DETAILS: Florida lawmakers grapple with the issue of how much student and teacher data should be collected and how it should be used.

SERVICE DOG: A Hillsborough dad fights to get his 6-year-old daughter's school to allow her service dog in class.

NO CHANGE: Plans to make it tougher to earn a Bright Futures scholarship surge ahead despite opposition.

'BAD BET': A bill to expand online class offerings in Florida does more for providers than students, the Times editorializes.

TEST TIME: Manatee students prepare to take the FCAT on computers, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MAKE IT FUN: A Naples fourth-grade teachers uses video game technology to help students learn about Florida history, the Naples Daily News reports.

REORGANIZATION: Palm Beach gets a new chief academic officer as it continues to see change at the top, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Marion's superintendent sends his staffing plan to the School Board, where questions and concerns arise, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Monroe School Board members criticize their superintendent for what they consider poor administrative appointments, the Keynoter reports.

A BETTER DEAL: Seminole district officials reconsider an expensive teacher training program after learning they can get a less expensive version, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REMEDIAL WORK: Florida lawmakers aim to create "co-requisite" courses for students who enter college without the needed academic abilities, State Impact Florida reports.

STILL SEARCHING: FAMU will resume its stalled presidential search in January, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. • St. Lucie officials kick off their superintendent search, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.

BAD BROWNIES: Nine Miami-Dade high school students are taken from school to the hospital after eating brownies and then getting sick; the man who provided them is arrested on drug charges, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 12, 2013 6:19am]


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