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Florida education news: Campaign cards, college plans, lawsuits and more

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TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? Pasco School Board candidate Billie Kaleel takes some flak for designing a campaign card that looks a lot like that of opponent Alison Crumbley.

LISTEN TO PARENTS: The Pinellas School Board would be wise to consult parents more often on controversial matters like starting times before voting on the items, the Times editorializes.

ADDING UNDERCLASSMEN: USF Sarasota-Manatee prepares to add more freshman and sophomore courses, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WHO NEEDS ZONING? A charter school company sues the city of Coral Gables, demanding approval for a school despite zoning rules, the Miami Herald reports.

TAX SWITCH: Lee and Collier counties move money from their capital budgets to the operating side in order to make ends meet, the Naples Daily News reports.

FORGET COLLEGE: A growing number of Florida high school graduates forego higher education, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CONFUSING: Changes to the scoring of Florida's FCAT writing test have some parents and educators questioning the value of the exam, the Palm Beach Post reports.

END IT ALREADY: The Santa Rosa school district seeks dismissal of a continuing federal lawsuit involving prayer in schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:09am]

    

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