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Florida education news: Graduation rates, class size, school sports and more



Cropped-tb_rubio_450x3001 SPECIAL DEAL? Should former Florida House speaker Marco Rubio, now a US Senate candidate, have received a professor job at Florida International University? Some critics question the relationship.

DIPLOMA DILEMMA: Land O'Lakes High in Pasco exemplifies concerns some Florida educators have with new grad rate calculations.

THINK ABOUT IT: The Hernando School Board and a teacher it planned to fire both gained some rationality by giving a little thought to their actions, the Times editorializes.

NO COOPERATION: The Broward teachers union won't agree to help the district receive Race to the Top funds, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MUSEUM MAGNET: A Miami-Dade elementary school's ties to area museums leads to strong results and national recognition, the Miami Herald reports.

CROWDED CLASSES: Lake schools add students to classrooms to cope with the current budget crunch, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TO THE HIGH COURT: A Manatee case involving a teacher accused of FCAT cheating heads to the Florida Supreme Court, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CHOICE AND ZONING: Brevard parents target students who attend schools outside their assigned zones as the district looks to redraw several attendance boundaries, Florida Today reports.

NO DEAL: Seeking to avoid further court battles, the ACLU offered to work with the Liberty Counsel on a Santa Rosa school prayer case. The Liberty Counsel rejected the offer, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SPORTS CUTS: Several north Florida middle schools reduce their athletics to save money, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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