Education

Education
7:34 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Economists predict schools will have less construction project money

Tallahassee, FL – The state's economists say in a round-about way, environmental practices could be decreasing the amount of money schools have to spend on construction projects. Regan McCarthy reports PECO funds could be hurt by people saving on electricity.

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WFSU Local
12:08 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Home School Case Reveals Loopholes, Pitfalls In The System

Tallahassee, FL – Two Leon County parents are being charged with not requiring their children to go to school. And not just public school, any school. The parents say they home school their children, but the charges against them tell a different story, and reveal the pitfalls of a particular brand of school choice that's a lot less regulated than all the others.

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WFSU Local
11:34 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Education Reform Answer: Charter Schools?

Crossroad Academy in Gadsden County gets a national education award.
Credit crossroad.gcps.k12.fl.us / Crossroad Academy

Tallahassee, FL – Florida has more than 400 charter schools. The movement is fueled by a legislature that's willing to expand the pool of money that supports the program and the parents desire for more education options for their kids. But several national studies have called into question whether charter schools actually live up to the hype. Lynn Hatter reports that when it comes to their academic success, not everything is what it seems.

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Education
4:45 pm
Tue June 2, 2009

Private Schools Are Doing Better Than Public Schools

Tallahassee, FL – The nation's recession is taking a toll on higher education in Florida. Reports pf hiring freezes, faculty layoffs and program closures at the state's eleven public institutions appear daily. But as Lynn Hatter reports, private schools are doing much better.

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Education
10:26 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Students Could See Options Expand Under Prepaid Reform

Tallahassee, FL – Florida could see an expansion in the State Prepaid Tuition Program. As Lynn Hatter reports, the Senate Higher Education Committee took up the proposal Wednesday.

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