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Putting Education Reform To The Test

Roll Call: Reading Program Questioned; Parents, Faculty Angry At Pinellas Charter School Board

A reading program that isn’t paying off, in Monday’s education headlines.

Failure Free Reading: Florida Legislature continues to fund reading program that the state’s Education Department discredits – Orlando Sentinel Florida has spent millions on a remedial reading program that state data shows does not work — and often students preform worse on standardized tests.. (articles.orlandosentinel.com)

Parents, teachers blast management of Life Force Arts and Technology Academy – Tampa Bay Times Parents and faculty at a troubled Pinellas County charter school criticized school leadership at a board meeting. (tampabay.com)

Public military academy: Broward schools to get first in South Florida – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Broward County’s new superintendent is bringing an idea with him from Chicago schools — public military academies. The district plans to open four such schools. (sun-sentinel.com)

Early to rise, early to learn: Colleges offer 6 a.m. classes – Schools – MiamiHerald.com With demand for university and college courses rising, many schools have begun scheduling 6 a.m. courses to meet the need.(miamiherald.com)

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