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Florida education news: Texting, evaluations, video games and more



BE SMART: Tampa Bay area high schools plan to educate teens about Florida's new texting while driving ban.

EVALUATIONS: Former governor Charlie Crist gets it mostly right when he says teacher performance can be rated based on students they don't teach, Politifact Florida reports.

VIDEO VIOLENCE: An Orlando 9-year-old boy is sentenced to home confinement after bringing multiple weapons to school, saying he was copying a videogame character, WFTV reports.

EDUCATION MATTERS: Some Okaloosa teens talk about taking high school more seriously, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

VETERAN BENEFITS: Support grows for a bill that would give military veterans in-state tuition at Florida universities, the Ledger reports.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: Flagler school officials look to community leaders to help the district improve, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

WHAT'S NEXT? FAMU holds a summit on the future for African-Americans, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TIME TO GO: Alachua superintendent Dan Boyd prepares to leave his office for the last time, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, September 30, 2013 5:56am]


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