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Florida education news: high school graduation, ethnic studies, class size and more

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JUST ONE MORE THING: Going all-out for graduation? The class of 2010 sees the prices rise for rings, announcements and the other associated expenses.

TOO TOUGH? Some Central Florida educators and parents say the state's push to high school end-of-course exams will make it more difficult to graduate, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TEACHING DIVERSITY: Arizona's fight over ethnic studies prompts a discussion in Florida over the value of teaching kids about different groups of people, the Miami Herald reports.

SEARCH STALLS: Polk's superintendent search runs into trouble as board members and some residents complain about the process, the Lakeland Ledger reports. The Ledger editorializes that the search should continue.

CLASS SIZE: The Ocala Star-Banner takes a look at the debate behind changing Florida's class-size amendment.

SO LONG: Volusia schools clamp down on enforcing DROP retirements amid budget cuts, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

UNEASY FEELING: Some Florida university presidents worry that Gov. Charlie Crist will veto building projects on their campuses this week, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:06am]

    

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