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Florida education news: The election edition, plus a few other stories



B0S_pinskulboard110_147724c.jpgSCHOOL BOARD RACES: The races for Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco school board seats are decided, while there's a recount afoot for Hernando. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)

ON TAXES: Voters in Hernando and Pasco reject requests to extend local option school property taxes. • Orange and Volusia voters approved similar referendums, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE: The rules stay the same as Amendment 8 fails to get 60 percent of the votes. • Over in Collier County, that could lead to rezoning of all elementary schools, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Miami Herald and the Orlando Sentinel.

KEY RACES: Rick Scott appears headed to the governor's mansion. • Rep. Will Weatherford holds a strong lead in his race. • SB 6 architect John Thrasher wins reelection, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ABOUT THAT BACKPACK: A Pasco dad fights to let his fourth-grade son carry a backpack that his principal has deemed inappropriate.

TOO MANY PEOPLE: Teachers at Pinellas County's Maximo Elementary say their school is too crowded.

NOT ENOUGH COMPUTERS: Seminole school officials worry about the pending arrival of computerized FCAT testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FINISH UP: Florida Atlantic University gets a grant to help second-year students at risk of dropping out of college, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 6:27am]


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