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Florida education news: Cafeteria meals, single-gender schools, Facebook bullying and more



imgres.jpegNEW FOOD RULES: An effort to improve the nutritional value of school meals runs into the reality that reducing sodium is not so easy. (Times file photo)

MISSING MONEY: The Sickles High School booster club is accused of mishandling funds.

DENIAL RECOMMENDED: Pasco district staff says an application to open two single-gender charter schools doesn't meet statutory muster.

LEAVE NO STUDENT BEHIND: Florida lawmakers need to remember that not everyone needs college to be successful as they revamp high school graduation requirements, the Times editorializes.

FCAT COMES LATER: Florida school districts get more time to prepare for the annual tests this year because of legislation pushing the dates back, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

NO THANKS: Florida doesn't need Michelle Rhee's brand of confrontation, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

MAKING MATH FUN: That's the goal of Broward middle school teacher Stephanie Falk, the Miami Herald reports.

MEETING CLASS SIZE: Collier plans to hire hundreds of teachers to comply with the 2002 amendment, the Naples Daily News reports.

FACEBOOK STALKING: The Lee school district is investigating two students accused of using Facebook to bully a girl, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers plan to protest an offer of bonuses instead of raises, Florida Today reports.

THREATS: Police are looking into threats made against Seminole school officials, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FEE FIGHT: The Alachua school district challenges the city of Gainesville over stormwater fees, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 14, 2011 6:16am]


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