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Florida education news: Hoodlums, lawmakers, school uniforms and more



B0s_pinskul0311_111749d AT LEAST SHE DIDN'T SAY 'NIGGARDLY': Pinellas School Board chairwoman Janet Clark calls disruptive kids "hoodlums" and gets criticized for her use of the word. (Times photo, Chris Zuppa)

TOP OF THE CLASS: Brooksville Junior Service League gives two teens the Cinderella TreatmentPine Grove Elementary has a week steeped in Dr. SeussHernando community leaders come to Eastside Elementary for Read Across America 

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE: School leaders in northeast Florida urge residents to pressure their lawmakers for more education funding, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Alachua schools are "pinching our pennies" to make the budget work, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

ONE DOWN: Bills on teacher quality and end-of-course exams pass their first stop in the Florida Senate, the Palm Beach Post reports. More from the Sun-Sentinel.

NO LUNCH: A Lee County high school gives students snacks instead of meals to accommodate its FCAT testing schedule, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FRAUD AND WASTE: Auditors find major problems in the Palm Beach school district's purchasing card program, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

MOVE ON: The Indian River School Board considers plans to close a school and move hundreds of students, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.

WHAT TO WEAR: The Manatee school district considers making it easier for schools to adopt student uniforms, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: A consortium that Florida is participating in releases draft national math and English standards for schools, the L.A. Times reports.

MID-YEAR CUTS: Monroe school officials prepare for staff and spending cuts after finding a $5 million shortfall in the current fiscal year, the Keynoter reports.

FCAT PROBLEMS: A pilot online FCAT retake program doesn't go smoothly for Leon County high schoolers, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.


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