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Florida education news: dress code, school taxes, pre-K and more



RippedjeansHOLEY MOLEY: Lee school officials consider banning pants with holes in them, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

A TAXING QUESTION: The Polk School Board considers asking voters to increase property taxes to cover critical operating needs, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

STILL WAITING: The continued delay in FCAT scores causes a ripple effect of problems for Leon County schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. • The Florida Department of Education needs to get to the bottom of what occurred and make it better for students, the St. Augustine Record editorializes.

NOT HAPPENING: Free summer Voluntary Pre-K doesn't attract Palm Beach County families, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TOO MUCH ON SPORTS: A new report shows that universities in Florida and elsewhere are putting ever larger amounts of money into athletics, to the detriment of academics, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

COLLEGE CHARTER? Edison State College considers joining a growing trend of colleges supporting charter schools, the Naples Daily News reports.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Nova Southeastern University will move to a secular calendar for its class schedule, ending years of closing for religious holidays, the Sun-Sentinel reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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