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Florida education news: Charter schools, attendance zones, end-of-course exams and more



art-school-400.jpgMAKE IT WORK: A group of teachers hopes to open a charter school for the arts in Hernando County, but runs into some snags along the way. 

REZONING: Pasco officials will consider revising school attendance zones east of US 41 to ease crowding and deal with class size rules.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Spring Hill Elementary wins Big Lots contestBrooksville Elementary's boo-hoo breakfast 

WHO WILL PAY? It's still unclear who will lead the campaign supporting Amendment 8 to loosen Florida's class size rules, the St. Augustine Record reports. • Marion school officials are working out their plans to comply, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

FCAT CHANGES: Florida students will begin seeing new end-of-course exams and revised FCAT tests this spring, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEVER MIND: Santa Rosa schools rescind a new policy over employee social media use after being threatened with a lawsuit, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

STAY AWAY: Using fingerprinting, Lee schools have discovered 143 people with undesirable records among the district's outside vendors and contractors, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SETTING PRIORITIES: Florida Atlantic University's new president establishes new goals for the school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DROPPING IT: Brevard School Board chairwoman Amy Kneessy gives up her push for a district ban on vacation homework, Florida Today reports.

APPEAL: The NAACP appeals Orange County's release from a federal school desegregation order, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010 6:04am]


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