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Florida education news: Turnaround schools, Bright Futures, capital funding and more



TURNAROUNDS: Hillsborough's Booker T. Washington Elementary School makes an effort to improve student performance in the face of social and economic challenges.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The federal government investigates whether Bright Futures criteria discriminate against Hispanic and black students.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Florida school district leaders set increased capital funding as a priority for this year's legislative session, the St. Augustine Record reports.

ON DEFENSE: Students in an Okaloosa veterinary technician program defend it against accusations of animal mistreatment, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

HEALTHY HABITS: Marion County's employee wellness program wins accolades for keeping workers fit, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

RECOGNITIONS: The Polk School Board drops a proposal to stop honoring top students at every other one of its meetings, the Ledger reports.

VOUCHERS: Florida voucher supporters aren't giving up on a bill to expand the program, Scripps reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 23, 2014 6:06am]


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