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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: class size, school taxes, substitute teachers and more

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July

NO ROOM: Hillsborough school officials say they might have to turn kids away from neighborhood schools to meet class size requirements.

MORE TAXES: The Pasco School Board prepares to increase the local property tax rate to cover an anticipated budget shortfall.

GET ME OUTTA HERE: Hundreds of Pinellas teachers request transfers out of their schools.

"BIG ERROR": Hillsborough School Board member Jennifer Faliero forgets to list $53,000 in debt on her financial disclosure form.

FIGHT THE PENALTIES: Collier considers joining other school districts in suing the state over new penalties for failure to meet the class size amendment laws, ABC-7 reports. • Broward joins the suit, too, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TOO MUCH HELP: A Manatee first-grade teacher is accused of giving her students answers on a standardized test, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MORE CUTTING: Brevard school leaders say the district needs to cut $600,000 more than expected, Florida Today reports.

JUST HIRE SUBS: Flagler plans to use substitute teachers as a key plank in its plan to deal with class size rules, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

DISMISSED: A court tosses a parent's lawsuit alleging that the Marion school district bullied her, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:07pm]

    

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