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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Homeless students, Race to the Top, school reform and more

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October

herhomeless101010_144027c.jpgKIDS IN NEED: Hernando schools help a growing number of homeless students. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

PASSING AP: Some Pinellas teachers struggle to get their students to pass Advanced Placement exams, but the reasons why aren't simple. 

PASCO SCHOOL BOARD: District 4 candidates Alison Crumbley and Karen King have different priorities in their race for the seat.

BIG CONCERNS: Parents of students at Lakeview Elementary worry that the Pinellas district's plan to transfer their children and programs to a D-rated school will hurt their education.

GETTING CLOSER: Hernando teachers and the district near a deal on insurance benefits.

WORKING HARD: A Q&A with new Boca Ciega High principal Michael Vigue.

THE TIMES RECOMMENDS ... Mike Ryan, Alison Crumbley and Steve Luikart for Pasco County School Board, and Sandra Nicholson for Hernando County School Board.

RACING TO THE TOP: After initially refusing to participate, the Polk school district prepares to implement Race to the Top reforms, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

BY THE NUMBERS: Alachua schools have concerns that their student count might lead to decreased funding, the Gainesville Sun reports.

LOBBYING EFFORT: Brevard leaders hope to convince voters to support continuation of a local critical operating needs property tax, Florida Today reports. 

SHRINKING CLASSES: South Florida schools get "creative" to meet the class size amendment, to the dismay of some, the Miami Herald reports.

ON THE BRINK: The greater Jacksonville community is the biggest asset and biggest threat to the public school system's reform effort, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.

[Sorry about missing Saturday's roundup. Car troubles.]

[Last modified: Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:26am]

    

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