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Florida education news: candy handouts, school choice, math in music and more



0823081232429art SET THE EXAMPLE: Florida's schools need to get out of the junk food business — including handing out candy and sugary snacks as treats in class, columnist Dan DeWitt writes. (Photo from

THIS MIGHT HURT: Schools in Florida and elsewhere expect the next round of budget cuts to hurt in the classroom as federal stimulus funds run out, the AP reports.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FUN: Florida music and art teachers increasingly include math and reading lessons in their classes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STAYING PUT: Collier schools see a spike in out-of-zone attendance requests as the district changes several boundaries, the Naples Daily News reports.

LOTS OF LOST STUFF: Schools in northeast Florida have a huge volume of items in their lost and found boxes, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NO MORE EXCUSES: Lake Worth High in Palm Beach will see major changes if its academic performance doesn't improve, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PROMISES, PROMISES: Palm Beach district officials say they'll communicate better with the public after their failed efforts to overhaul the curriculum, the Sun-Sentinel reports. (via Palm Beach Post)


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:50am]


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