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Florida education news: Charter schools, laptops, sports injuries and more



Pac_macs083109_82974c LAPTOPS FOR EVERYONE:Pasco's Gulf Trace Elementary gives two classes one computer per student, to give the kids more opportunity to use technology for learning. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

PREVENTING INJURY:USF researchers study sports injuries at 10 Hillsborough high schools, and come up with some interesting conclusions.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:A Duval charter school actually offers something not in the mainstream curriculum — it teaches children Russian, the Florida Times-Union reports. • A Lee charter school focuses on longer school days and extra P.E., the Naples Daily News reports.

MAN ON A MISSION: Palm Beach Atlantic University's new president aims to give the Christian school a higher profile, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GROWING STRONG:Daytona State College braces for an influx of new students, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PRICEY TRIP: A Polk charter school group is on the defense over a $70,000 training tripto a Clearwater Beach resort, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

INSPIRING OTHERS: A Miami mom who came to the U.S. at 16 without any formal education now has her master's degree and is teaching children at a local elementary school, the Miami Herald reports.

LESS CRIME: School resource officers help reduce the number of arrests in Leon schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]


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