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Florida education news: Clearwater dress code, med student match ups, data breach and more



LEAVE THE JORTS AT HOME: Clearwater High becomes the first Pinellas high school to approve a dress code that requires polo shirts and forbids concert tees, short skirts and jean shorts.

PAGING FUTURE DOCTORS: University of South Florida med students find out where they will serve their residencies.
DATA BREACH: Some personal data of University of Tampa students is inadvertently posted on the internet,
SEE YOU IN COURT: A lawsuit over a bill allowing “inspirational messages” in schools is one of the conservative measures passed in the legislative session that will end up in court.
COLLEGE THOUGHTS: Community colleges should no longer be considered the stepchildren of education, Times columnist Bill Maxwell says.
HAZING GROUP: A panel of national experts that was expected to offer advice to Florida A&M University in the wake of the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion may change its focus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHERE TO CUT? Palm Beach school officials predict a roughly $31 million shortfall, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
PLUS ONE: A St. Johns County special education teacher joins the education commissioner’s panel on FCAT testing for special needs students, the St. Augustine Record reports.
F SCHOOL UPDATE: The Escambia School Board gets an update on the status of an F-rated charter school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
VETO THESE: A few education-related bills are among seven that Gov. Rick Scott should veto, the Sun Sentinel editorializes.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:30am]


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