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Jose Pascual, left, and Kimberly Mendoza work together on a math lesson using chanting and hand movements at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter school. The Wimauma school serves the children of migrant farm workers.Photo by SKIP O’ROURKE | Times

As Florida charter schools grow, critics watch

TAMPA From dual-language kindergarten, when they are taught a pointer is un puntero, to the day they continue on to Lennard High School, students at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter schools get a specialized education. It conforms to state standards and, judging by the test scores, surpasses them. …

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  1. As Florida charter schools grow, critics watch

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    From dual-language kindergarten, when they are taught a pointer is un puntero, to the day they continue on to Lennard High School, students at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter schools get a specialized education.

    Jose Pascual, left, and Kimberly Mendoza work together on a math lesson using chanting and hand movements at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter school. The Wimauma school serves the children of migrant farm workers.
  2. Orange County schools made 50 the new zero, Jeb Bush says

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    In a high-profile summit on education last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said we shouldn't worry so much about students' self-esteem when it comes to setting grades.

  3. Teacher repeatedly in hot water for behavior around students — but no charges

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    TAMPA — Administrators at two middle schools were troubled by the way Adam Reynolds, a physical education teacher then in his 30s, socialized with girls at school. Officials were squeamish when he made sexually suggestive TV commercials. They took action when he became online friends with female students. It was …

    Carter Reynolds, 18, is a teen sensation through his content on YouTube and Vine, attracting crowds of young girls at his meet-and-greets. His 43-year-old half brother, teacher Adam Reynolds, appears with him in some of the short videos, emphasizing that he is not Carter’s father. These photos are from a website called notvine.
  4. FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

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    When she met him in the parking lot, the sight of him jarred her. Gone was the dapper, carefully dressed man who had taken her on dates for most of the past year.

    Myron May, the FSU shooter, stayed here in Wewahitchka during the three weeks before the shooting. May, far right, is engrossed in a book while friends socialize.
  5. FSU shooting victim recounts events that shattered a campus

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    TALLAHASSEE — The first bullet hit Elijah Velez's bicycle.

    More details emerged Friday on Myron May's mindset and state of paranoia in the days leading up to his attack at Florida State University's library that left him dead and three others wounded. [Facebook.com]
  6. A difficult day of emotions on FSU campus following deadly shooting

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    TALLAHASSEE — As more than a thousand students gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday, Florida State University president John Thrasher vowed a return to normalcy in the wake of a campus shooting that rocked the state.

  7. Area, state universities have safety measures in place

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    TAMPA — Should a gunman unleash mayhem on the University of South Florida campus, sirens would sound, loudspeakers would direct people away from the danger and other alerts would flash on cellphones and computers of students, faculty and staff members.

  8. At education summit, Jeb Bush seeks balance on Common Core under 2016 glare

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    WASHINGTON — This town is rife with speculation about who will run for president, so when Jeb Bush took the stage Thursday morning at his Foundation for Excellence in Education summit, there was great interest in what he had to say.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to a speaker before giving his keynote address at his Foundation for Excellence in Education summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.