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Florida education news: Virtual school, Frank Brogan, Visa cards and more



GOING DOWN: Florida Virtual School lays off hundreds of instructors as its enrollment slides amid changes to the state per-student funding formula.

TIME TO GO: Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan resigns, leaving the state's top two education leadership jobs vacant. The two vacancies don't send a good message about the state of Florida education, the Times editorializes.

COLLEGE COSTS: The University of South Florida stops accepting Visa cards for tuition and fee payments, and increases the convenience charge for using other credit cards.

SHOW OF SUPPORT: Current and former Hernando teachers volunteer their time at struggling Eastside Elementary as it prepares for a new year.

SCHOOL GRADING: Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte education leaders say they'd like a seat at the table as the state revises what they consider a now-meaningless school accountability system, the Herald-Tribune reports. The grading system deserves an F, the Ledger editorializes.

ANOTHER SUSPENSION: The Manatee district places a third high-level administrator on leave as part of an investigation into a past probe of a coach's inappropriate behavior with students, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO MORE GRADES: Palm Beach second graders will get report cards with performance measures rather than A-F grades, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NOT GUILTY? The ousted president of Florida State College at Jacksonville says he's innocent of ethics charges against him, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DUAL ENROLLMENT: School districts and colleges in northwest Florida work out agreements to limit the effect of a new state dual enrollment funding law, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ASSIST: The Miami-Dade School Board offers to help keep open several county libraries that might otherwise be shuttered, the Miami Herald reports.

IT'S OVER: An Alachua charter school closes after receiving its third consecutive F grade, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:07am]


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