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Florida education news: Advanced Placement, for-profit colleges, school quidditch teams and more



57579.6a00d83451b05569e20133f239e9c8970b-200wi.jpgNOT MUCH SUPPORT: Florida voters appear unlikely to approve Amendment 8 relaxing class-size rules, or other amendments appearing on the Nov. 2 ballot.

THEY WANT THEIR AP: A new survey shows that Florida parents think Advanced Placement courses should be open to all high school students regardless of ability.

LEAVE US ALONE: For-profit colleges fight to stop tougher regulations for them in the United States as the Florida attorney general's office launches an investigation into their operations, the New York Times reports.

QUIDDITCH, ANYONE? About 30 Florida colleges and high schools field teams of the game invented in the Harry Potter novels, the Miami Herald reports.

HARSH: New, blunt field trip waiver language warning parents that injury or death might occur on the activity has some Lee parents incensed, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

LEAKY ROOFS: The Marion school district considers a lawsuit over prematurely failing roofs on schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.


[Last modified: Monday, October 25, 2010 12:55pm]


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