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Florida education news: breastfeeding, Good Friday, chocolate milk and more

Isaiah_and_mom_breastfeeding_baby BREASTFEEDING AT SCHOOL: A Hillsborough mom says she should be able to breastfeed in an elementary school lobby even if kids are present. The principal disagrees. The School Board says work it out.

GOOD FRIDAY OFF: The Hillsborough school district will begin spring break for students on Good Friday in 2011, but board members suggest the fight is far from over.

SAVING MONEY: Hernando schools move closer to a new bell schedule, but won't impose a middle school athletic fee.

TALK TO THEM: The Pasco School Board alters its staff communication policy to give employees the right to contact the board directly, but some employees remain unimpressed. 

EXCITED AND SCARED: Seniors at Pasco's Mitchell High talk about life after high school while signing yearbooks.

PUSHING FOR CHANGES: The Florida Board of Education explores its role in the upcoming class-size amendment referendum.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Grant gives Dunedin Highland Middle students hands-on study in scienceHudson High School valedictorian and salutatorianGenesis Preparatory valedictorian and salutatorian 

RACE TO THE TOP: Lee schools are in and the teachers are leaning toward support, the Naples Daily News reports. • Broward joins in, too, after refusing to participate in Round 1, the Miami Herald reports.

LOVE THAT CHOCOLATE MILK: The State Board of Education backs off a proposal to ban flavored milks in schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FREE BREAKFAST: All Lee students will get free breakfast if they want it next year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DISCRIMINATION? The federal Office of Civil Rights will look into hiring practices of Clay County schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TAXES OR CUTS? The Martin School Board delays a decision on raising taxes, prompting the superintendent to say more cuts are needed, the Stuart News reports.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:02am]

    

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