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Florida education news: class size, oil spill, free school breakfast and more

B0s_pinropes051710_122150dLEARNING THE ROPES: Pinellas Northeast High finds a firm to manage its ropes challenge course, allowing students and others to get lessons in communication and teamwork. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)

TOUGH TASK: Supporters of changes to Florida's class-size amendment face a difficult time convincing voters, the News Service of Florida reports.

INTEREST IN OIL: Students and researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University seek ways to study the effects of the BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the Naples Daily News reports.

POSITION IN FLUX: The only Democrat on the Brevard Community College board of trustees has yet to be confirmed and might have to step down, Florida Today reports.

GETTING READY: Even before the final bell of the year, some reorganized Okaloosa schools are preparing for the fall, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

EAT UP: Florida schools will be providing free breakfast to every student in the poorest parts of the state starting in the fall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:02am]


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