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Florida education news: Textbook selection, FAMU president, budget cuts and more



LOCAL CONTROL: Florida lawmakers propose to remove the state Department of Education from textbook selection and adoption.

ON BOARD: Florida A&M trustees narrowly approve a contract for new president Elmira Mangum.

TOP LEADER: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho is named 2014 national superintendent of the year, Education Week reports. More from the Miami Herald.

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: Brevard students and parents tell district officials what not to cut if the budget falls short, Florida Today reports.

UNRAVELING: A Marion School Board member who made an unusual speech at a recent meeting has a history of curious comments and reports to law enforcement, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TOO MUCH TESTING: Orlando area parents and educators say the end of the school year is too dominated by tests, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, February 14, 2014 5:56am]


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