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Florida education news: Class size, charter schools, dual enrollment and more



pas19th091910a_140643c.jpgTHE 19TH CHILD: Pasco's Sand Pine Elementary seeks solutions as the reality of state's class size rules hit home with the arrival of one extra first grader. (Times photo, Edward Linsmier)

'WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?' Serving on a school board in Florida is no walk in the park, Times columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

THE CHARTER SOLUTION: The buzzy documentary 'Waiting for Superman' highlights how charter schools offer opportunities for many students like those who live in South Florida, the Miami Herald reports.

POISED FOR COLLAPSE? Higher education has boomed in southwest Florida, but questions arise over how long the good times can last, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

COME TO CAMPUS: Brevard Community College leaders are considering whether to curtail the number of dual-enrollment courses offered at high schools, Florida Today reports.

ONE PRICE FITS ALL: The Florida University System ponders a block tuition system, the Miami Herald reports.

TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL: Florida Gulf Coast University has a policy allowing it to reject a student over health history, the Naples Daily News reports.

BOOK BILL: St. Johns schools dip into reserves to cover the rising cost of textbooks, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 19, 2010 6:50am]


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