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Florida education news: All Pro Dads, student poverty, yoga lessons and more



pastoc_dadsa113011_201287c.jpegHELPING HAND: The All Pro Dads of Sunray Elementary School reach out into the community to aid needy families. (Times photo, Michele Miller)

GOOD JOB: Hernando's superintendent praises his school board, which he had blasted months earlier.

HOW MUCH? Months after her departure, former Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen has no closure on her total payout package.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Brooksville Learning Tree prekindergartners get personalized books • Bayonet Point Middle School students of the month

ANOTHER CHARTER PLAN: Two Florida lawmakers propose a bill that would allow charter schools to offer adult education, the News Service of Florida reports.

IN POVERTY: Palm Beach County sees an increase in impoverished students, the Palm Beach Post reports. Huge increases in students nationally, including Florida, are qualifying for free and reduced-price meals, the NY Times reports.

LOCKED OUT: Edison State College trustees send longtime president Kenneth Walker packing, the Naples Daily News reports.

OLD SCHOOLS, NEW LIFE? The Okaloosa school district sues the city of Valparaiso for rezoning the property of an unused school to limit its future use, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Monroe's School Board chairman proposes giving the city of Key West an unused school for its new city hall, the Keynoter reports.

NOW STRETCH: A Lake County charter school offers yoga as a way to meet its daily P.E. requirements, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:20am]


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