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Florida education news: Class size, attendance zones, school marketing and more



b0s_teacher103010_147105d.jpgCLASS SIZE SOLUTIONS: If Amendment 8 fails on Tuesday, Florida school leaders will still be looking for some relief from daily compliance with class size rules. People on both side of the debate suggest there might be some legislative relief available. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

REZONING: Pasco parents and school officials return to the table to talk about changing attendance boundaries for east side middle and high schools.

WEIGHING IN: Parents and teachers at Lakeview Fundamental in Pinellas express their views on a proposal to move their program.

WHAT'S THE MESSAGE? Hillsborough's Pizzo Elementary welcomes Aunt Jemima to celebrate healthy breakfast. Some wonder if the event isn't more marketing than education.

OPPOSING VIEWS: The Orlando Sentinel looks at the education platforms of Florida gubernatorial candidates Alex Sink and Rick Scott.

REFORMING FOR-PROFITS: The federal government imposes new restrictions on for-profit colleges, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LONGER DAYS: The Boys and Girls Club helps a Naples middle school offer after-school programs it otherwise couldn't afford, the Naples Daily News reports.

DENTAL DEFAULT: Lee schools might keep their dental insurance provider despite bidding irregularities, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Rabbi Michael Torop, secretary of Faith and Action for Strength Together in Pinellas County.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:38am]


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