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Florida education news: Classroom technology, fundamental schools, free dictionaries and more



pas_cafe101410_a_144803d.jpgMAKING LEARNING FUN: Pasco's Northwest Elementary School sets up a new model classroom to help teachers better use technology and other hands-on methods of instruction. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

GETTING CLOSER: Tampa Bay area school districts near full compliance with the Florida class size law, dealing with issues as they emerge.

DON'T TOUCH, PART II: For the second straight night, Pinellas parents attend a forum to complain against a proposal to move their successful program, this time the fundamental school at Lakeview Elementary.

PROMISES KEPT: The Wimauma Academy charter school adds middle grades despite being short on construction funds.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Deltona Elementary students take part in nationwide reading projectFine art of imitation 

MORE TIME: Lee and Collier superintendents oppose longer school days, but look closely at extending the school year into the summer, the Naples Daily News reports.

TAKING THE MONEY: Miami-Dade school district and union officials sign off on their Race to the Top participation, the Miami Herald reports. 

AMENDMENT 8: The Volusia School Board unanimously votes to back the effort to scale back Florida's class size amendment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • The Palm Beach Post reviews Amendment 8 and the arguments pro and con.

GET YOUR OWN LOGO: Colleges including Florida and Florida State tell high schools to stop using their trademark logos, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

UNINSURED: A Collier teacher sues the school district saying an error left her without insurance to cover her cancer treatment, the Naples Daily News reports.

MORE COMPUTERS: The Marion School Board approves the purchase of $2.5 million of computers to prepare students for new state exams, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

NEW WORDS: Alachua Rotary clubs give hundreds of dictionaries to area third graders, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:02am]


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