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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Florida Media Coverage of Charter School DCA Opinion

Several major Florida newspapers have covered the District Court of Appeals opinion handed down yesterday affirming the exclusive authority of local school boards to establish charter schools at the local district level.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_education_edblog/2008/12/court-rules-flo.html

From the Miami Herald:

"A three-judge panel of the First District Court of Appeal struck down a 2006 law that lets applicants sidestep the state's 67 county school boards by getting their charters instead from a state commission"

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/796872.html

from Florida Today:

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20081202/BREAKINGNEWS/81202003/1086

From the Jacksonville Times Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/120308/met_362871457.shtml


WEAR TV pensacola did a 6.25 second piece on this issue, PNJ did not cover this story.

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