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Florida education news: Class size, Bright Futures, middle school sports and more



pas_classa093012_241918c.jpegOVER THE LIMIT: Required to meet state class size rules, Pasco County schools move students and teachers in ways they'd rather not. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

BIG SHOES: Retiring Pasco Education Foundation executive director Chip Wichmanowski leaves the school district better than he found it, columnist Bill Stevens writes.

ONLINE DEBATE: Florida's school districts grapple with K12 Inc.'s applications for virtual charter schools, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reports.

EXTRA SUPPORT: The Collier education foundation creates 12 full college scholarships for at-risk students at a high-need high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

GET TO KNOW THEM: New College's new president wants to improve the school's profile, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MERIT OR NEED? A debate continues over who should get Florida's Bright Futures scholarships, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LOST: Monroe schools don't get reauthorized for a federal grant that was supporting before- and after-school care, the Keynoter reports.

OPPOSITION MOUNTS: A proposed Seminole school property tax faces criticism from some in the business community, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STAY OCCUPIED: Flagler officials look into creating middle school sports teams, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 30, 2012 8:16am]


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