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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Tutoring, GED, career academies and more



CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Public school teachers own or operate one in five federally subsidized NCLB tutoring companies in Florida.

HARD AT WORK: Lacoochee Elementary faculty get an early start on turning their struggling school around.

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: The public schools in St. Petersburg need a concentrated dose of improvement, the Times editorializes.

GET THAT GED: South Florida students race to complete their GED before the test and its fees change, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PRESSURE COOKER: Education concerns cast a shadow over Gov. Rick Scott's reelection bid, the Sunshine State News reports.

CAREER-READY: Polk education and business leaders look to career academies to better prepare students, the Ledger reports.

SCHOOL GRADING: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho calls on the state to decommission its school grading formula, the Miami Herald reports.

CLEANUP: A struggling Panama City elementary school gets a face lift in hopes that an improved environment will inspire student learning, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 10, 2013 7:05am]


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