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Florida education news: Virtual schooling, charter contracts, school grades and more



VIRTUAL LEARNING: Florida universities forge ahead on creating online courses as a growing number of students seek the lessons without the campus life.

STILL FIGHTING: The Athenian Academy charter school challenges the Pasco district's assertion that the charter can't increase its enrollment.

TROUBLE: A Hernando school psychologist is suspended for failing to properly handle a rape accusation reported to her. • A Duval kindergarten teacher faces dismissal over accusations of poor supervision of students, the Florida Times-Union reports.

POLITICS RULE: Student government elections at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg get messy.

LOW EXPECTATIONS: Miami-Dade district officials prepare for lower school grades even as students show signs of improvement, the Miami Herald reports.

TEST TIME: Palm Beach parents question the district's decision to make their high achieving middle schoolers take both the FCAT math and algebra end-of-course exams, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Orange district officials warn against a fledgling FCAT opt-out movement, Fox-35 reports.

PROTEST: More than 150 people rally for the ouster of Florida Atlantic University's president, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NEXT UP: The Polk School Board narrows its field of superintendent candidates to six, the Ledger reports.

COME TOGETHER: Some of Florida's education activist groups seek to join forces, State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:56am]


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