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Florida education news: FAMU Marching 100, self-defense courses, school choice and more



famu_201573a.jpegLEGACY ON THE LINE: FAMU's vaunted Marching 100 faces decommissioning in the harsh light of hazing allegations. (Times photo, Luis Santana)

COLLEGE BOUND: Pasco High School gives students in the middle a shot at greater success through the AVID program.

REALIGNMENT: Pasco-Hernando Community College looks to new course offerings more in line with current job opportunities and skills.

SELF DEFENSE: USF offers students a semester in self-defense to prepare for the dangers that lurk outside.

R.I.P.: Pinellas School Board member Lew Williams dies.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Florida officials take a closer look at which college degrees lead to the most jobs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S NEXT? Florida lawmakers consider whether to press new education reforms amid stagnant test scores, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ANYTHING BUT ASIAN: Asian students in Florida and elsewhere say they think about not identifying themselves as Asian when applying for college, USA Today reports.

BIG BULLIES: School bullying also is done by principals, teachers and parents, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL SHOPPING: Palm Beach schools aim to limit school choice applications that don't consider programs, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WHAT TO WEAR: Flagler parents and officials continue to debate over school uniforms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2011 6:33am]


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