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Florida education news: Tutoring, longer school days, budget cuts and more



TUTORING TALK: Debate over how much money Florida schools should spend on private tutoring for poor children takes place in budget negotiations.

MORE SCHOOL: Reseach supports Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego's push to extend time on task for the district's most struggling students.

DO YOUR PART: The Pasco School Board needs to offer its own budget cutting alternatives as the district prepares to make spending cuts, the Times editorializes.

OVERSTEPPING: Duval school officials challenge a judge's decision to ban a 14-year-old girl from attending any school in the district, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FRANK TALK: Manatee School Board members discuss their varying views and how they came to bicker all the time, the Herald-Tribune reports.

RESTORED: Florida lawmakers put money back in the budget for Florida Polytechnic University, the Ledger reports.

KNOCKOFFS: Florida Gulf Coast University can't keep up with vendors trying to make a buck off the school's NCAA run, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TENACITY: A Panama City girl overcomes illness and obstacles to make it to graduation, inspiring others along the way, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:12am]


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