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Florida education news: High school majors, Milk Party, graduation rates and more



images.jpegNO MORE MAJORS: Florida drops its high school major field of study program before the first group of students in it graduates, the Stuart News reports. (Times file photo)

HELP OUR KIDS: The new Milk Party and its goal of making children's issues a priority for Florida is on the right track, the Miami Herald editorializes.

FINISH COLLEGE: The Gates Foundation challenges colleges in Florida and eight other states to create plans to boost graduation rates, the Washington Post reports.

SEEKING SUPPORT: The campaign for and against Amendment 8, which would relax class size rules, takes time to build momentum, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

READY FOR MORE: The Sarasota school district prepares for growth even as its enrollment shrinks, the Herald-Tribune reports.

AFRAID OF MATH? Some Sarasota student offer free tutoring for other children who need math help, the Herald-Tribune reports.

ANOTHER TAX? Volusia community and school leaders consider whether the district should try to renew its sales tax for capital projects, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Santa Rosa teachers, parents and students differ over whether educators and children should be Facebook friends, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LEARNING BUSINESS: Alachua students get lessons in finance and entrepreneurship from local businesspeople, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 4, 2010 6:05am]


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