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Florida education news: School choice, teacher certification, credit hours and more

SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida lawmakers have heated debate over vouchers and charter schools as bills near the finish line. More from the Orlando Sentinel, Florida Current.

COMPLAINT: A former teacher accuses Woodmont Charter School, run by Charter Schools USA, of using improperly certified teachers.

FEWER CREDITS: Hernando County high schools plan to move from seven period days to six period days.

OUTREACH: Florida colleges and universities try to recruit more international students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SELLING THE SCHOOLS: Palm Beach business and government leaders focus on marketing schools as they try to attract new companies to the region, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SPLIT OVER STANDARDS: A survey reveals equal levels of support and opposition for the Common Core in Florida, the Sunshine State News reports.

NO NAMES: Brevard district officials won't reveal which schools they might close if a local sales tax referendum fails, Florida Today reports.

LURING TOP TEACHERS: A Duval education foundation will provide $15 million to support $20,000 performance incentives at the district's most struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EMERGENCY ALERTS: Miami-Dade schools turn to text messaging rather than robocalls to better communicate with parents, the Miami Herald reports.

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