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Florida education news: School rankings, parent trigger, spending cuts and more

imgres.jpegBY THE NUMBERS: Florida ranks all its schools in the order of the points they received in the state school grading system. Criticism ensues. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

ON THEIR OWN: Florida private and charter schools seek independence from the Florida High School Athletic Association, the News Service of Florida reports.

DON'T PULL IT: "Parent trigger" legislation is bad for Florida education policy, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

WEAK WAIVERS: The US Department of Education says states seeking NCLB waivers, including Florida, do not propose to do enough to ensure progress for all students, the AP reports.

GO FOR 10: The Manatee School Board instructs staff to find ways to cut spending by 10 percent, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TURMOIL AT THE TOP: A Palm Beach charter school puts its principal on leave while deciding whether to fire her, the Palm Beach Post reports.

STAY SOLVENT: The Monroe School Board sets keeping 5 percent reserves as one of its top goals in its new five-year strategic plan, the Keynoter reports.

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