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Florida education news: Vouchers, school board races, Bright Futures and more

Published Oct. 6, 2014

VOUCHERS: Florida's new personal learning scholarship account program launches to mixed reviews.

ON THE RUN: A seasoned but sometimes controversial incumbent April Griffin faces an opponent for Hillsborough School Board, Dipa Shah, who faces criticism for being indecisive on issues.

OPPORTUNITY: Florida political leaders need to restore the original purpose for Bright Futures scholarships, the Miami Herald editorializes.

SUPERINTENDENT RULES: The Clay School Board considers guidelines for selecting a superintendent in case voters move from an elected to an appointed position, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TRUANCY: The state continues to suspend teens' drivers licences for excessive school absences, but school leaders say that's just one small effort in dropout prevention, Scripps reports.

EXTRA HELP: A Polk high school provides technology to help students with disabilities prepare for life after graduation, the Ledger reports.

GROWTH PLANS: St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner prepares to deal with growing enrollment, the St. Augustine Record reports.

SHE'S IN CHARGE: Florida A&M University formally installs its newest president, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.