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Florida education news: Hazing ban, school grades, student uniforms and more



imgres.jpeg5,000 PAGES: Florida's universities respond to state Sen. JD Alexander's information request with reams of documents

HAZING BAN: U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, seeks a federal ban on hazing in the wake of problems at FAMU.

ONE MORE TERM? Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino announces her reelection bid.

GRADE DEFLATION: Okaloosa school officials expect their district high school state grades to drop because of changes in the system, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. The 2011 high school grades are due out today, the AP reports. The delay has prevented schools from using their state recognition funds to this point, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

GREAT VALUES: Six Florida universities make Kiplinger's list of best values in public colleges, the Miami Herald reports.

MORE VACATION: Like Hillsborough, Broward schools experienced an 18 percent absentee rate when reopening on Monday, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT TO WEAR: Flagler school district officials hear that uniforms decrease gang activity as they prepare to decide on a new school dress code, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PRACTICING EDUCATION: Two Miami lawyers decide they'd rather teach in Miami-Dade's high school legal affairs programs, the Miami Herald reports.

NO MORE SUBS: The Monroe school district cuts back its use of substitute teachers as the budget runs dry, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:12am]


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