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Florida education news: Video tutorials, school chorus, FCAT rewards and more

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LOOK OUT, SAL KHAN: Pasco County middle school math teacher Theresa Carter creates her own homework tutorial videos on YouTube to assist her students 24/7.

RENEWED: MaryEllen Elia wins a ninth year as Hillsborough schools superintendent.

SING A SONG: A middle school music teacher revives Hernando High School's choral program in the mornings before his regular job begins.

FIX IT: Students lose as the Pinellas school district fails to properly implement a grant aimed at retaining successful teachers in struggling schools, the Times editorializes.

PAYOUT: Students at a Bradenton charter school get cash rewards for their strong FCAT performance, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: Seminole County becomes just the second central Florida district to reach agreement with teachers over raises, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REACHING OUT: The Manatee school district plans a new forum to improve communications with the public, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NAMING RIGHT: A Duval community meeting turns tense as residents feud over the name of their area high school, which currently recognizes a former KKK grand wizard, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BANNED: A couple running for homecoming court at their Polk high school are barred from the event after handing out condoms as part of their campaign, the Ledger reports.

COMPROMISE: A controversial Broward charter school applicant scales back its proposal to mollify neighbors' concerns about noise and traffic, the Miami Herald reports.

HANDS-ON SCIENCE: A growing number of Manatee middle school students participate in miniature car racing, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NEVER MIND: The Florida Department of Education stops tweeting Common Core standards to avoid looking like it favors them, State Impact Florida reports. • The conservative Heartland Institute writes on its blog that Gov. Rick Scott's executive order to reconsider Common Core and its related tests probably won't lead to much change.

[Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 6:05am]

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