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Florida education news: Class size, school suspensions, religious holidays and more



images.jpegFIGHTING OVER CLASS SIZE: The battle over whether to change Florida's class size amendment heats up on the campaign trail and in court. (Times file photo)

VOTE FOR ME! Cynthia Armstrong and Mike Ryan work to distinguish themselves in the race for Pasco School Board District 3.

SKEPTICISM RULES: Polk County residents are wary of the education plans put forth by both major candidates for Florida governor, the Lakeland Ledger reports. 

HISPANICS HARD TO FIND: Lee County schools will ramp up efforts to recruit and hire Hispanic educators, who make up a small minority of the district staff, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DON'T DROP OUT: More than 800 Duval teens attend a symposium aimed at getting them to stay in school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LOOKING AHEAD: Some Sarasota businesses head to a high school job fair to fill part-time jobs, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

SLOWING SUSPENSIONS: The Palm Beach school district seeks ways to reduce the numbers of black males who are suspended, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DEALING WITH RELIGION: Brevard schools try to accommodate religious beliefs in scheduling events, but don't always succeed, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 3, 2010 6:18am]


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