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Florida education news: FCAT, class size, Facebook and more



header-60-percent.pngINSURMOUNTABLE GOAL? Florida's law that at least 60 percent of voters must approve constitutional amendments might doom several proposals, including changes to the class-size amendment, columnist Howard Troxler writes. (Image from

PAY ATTENTION: A Lee teacher could lose his job for listening to his iPod while administering last year's FCAT exam, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO DECISION: The Manatee School Board delays action on a settlement with Florida State University over the use of the Seminole team logo, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The Manatee teachers union fights a policy that would limit their social networking even when not at work, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CLASS-SIZE CHEATING? The Broward teachers union gets reports of several instances of fraudulent reporting of class-size compliance in area schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NURSES NEEDED: Polk State College gives the green light to a four-year nursing degree program to help fill the state's need for more nurses, the Lakeland Ledger reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:09pm]


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