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Florida education news: FCAT on computers, social networking, school lockdowns and more

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November

nal_skuldemo111410_149331c.jpgSTAY HEALTHY: Pinellas schools emphasize nutritious eating and exercise to keep kids well. Cafeteria menus have changed. And parents get tips for preparing healthy lunches. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)

GETTING READY: Pasco County high schools prepare to have all sophomores take the FCAT math test on computers.

FINALLY, A WINNER: Retired Hernando County teacher Cynthia Moore survives a recount to eke out victory in her race for School Board.

BAD IDEA: A Plant City High School teacher resigns amid an investigation into her giving a student a "morning after" pill.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Tarpon Springs Middle School students get lessons about Japanese culture • Super chefs show skills 

NOW DO IT: It's time for Florida schools to fully meet class size rules without cheating the system, the Naples Daily News editorializes.

FREE SPEECH: Manatee teachers file suit to stop their district's social networking policy, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Lee School Board must decide whether to look nationally or stay local for its new CEO, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BIG CHANGES: Gov.-elect Rick Scott looks to alter Florida's education landscape, the Orlando Sentinel reports (via Sun-Sentinel).

NOT QUITE BACK TO NORMAL: Broward officials continue to field threats a day after a district-wide lockdown, the Miami Herald reports.

LOVING SCIENCE: Some St. Lucie elementary school students enjoy hands-on science experiments so much they don't even mind doing them on Saturday, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

THEY DID IT: About 200 UCF students admit they cheated in a scandal that's drawn national attention, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 14, 2010 6:40am]

    

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