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Florida education news: Class size, career education, parent involvement and more



Chili_106011a.JPG CHILI FOR CHARITY: Pasco elementary principals made batches of chili Wednesday, and samplers voted for their favorites by donating money. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross’ Haitian earthquake relief efforts. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

REASSIGNED: The resource officer for Hernando Nature Coast Technical High is reprimanded and put on patrol after failing to properly respond to three incidents in a month. 

TOP OF THE CLASS: West Hernando Middle School cleans up with Disney volunteer programFun events stoke love of reading at Pine Grove Elementary 

BE REASONABLE: Interpretation of Florida's class size amendment requires people to be reasonable, a tough sell these days, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

LAYOFFS COMING? Palm Beach warns that hundreds could lose their jobs as federal stimulus funding comes to an end, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MUSIC LESSONS: Some Collier elementary students take after-school mariachi lessons, to learn both music and to help focus on academics, the Naples Daily News reports. 

LEARNING ABOUT WORK: Lee Estero High expands its culinary arts program, with its students preparing for state competition, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • Northeast Florida schools ramp up their career and technical academies, the Florida Times-Union reports.

A QUESTION OF NEGLIGENCE: A Sarasota family sues the school district, saying their autistic son's teacher abused him, the Herald-Tribune reports.

HELPING HAND: A group of Palm Beach teens offers FCAT tutoring help to other kids in their community, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MORE CANDIDATES: The list of applicants to lead Florida Atlantic University grows by 17, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PARENTS MATTER: A Fort Walton Beach high school sees its students fortunes turn around as more parents get involved, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

EXPELLED: Eight Bay middle school students are tossed out after a violent gang initiation ritual, the Panama City News Herald.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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