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Florida education news: International Baccalaureate, class size, school funding and more



pin_school100710a_143567c.jpgFIGHTING BACK: Students and parents in Palm Harbor University High's International Baccalaureate program try to stop the district from moving IB to another high school. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)

TOO MUCH TENSION: Lacoochee Elementary principal Karen Marler's failure to stop infighting on her staff led to her removal.

MAKING THE CASE: Proponents and foes of Amendment 8 present their arguments to the Florida Supreme Court over whether the measure should be counted.

LOOKING AHEAD: USF president Judy Genshaft sets high goals for the next decade in her annual state of the university speech.

WATCH FOR KIDS: Hillsborough schools caution drivers to pay attention to pedestrians on Walk to School day.

PINELLAS SCHOOL BOARD: The Times recommends Lew Willams for Pinellas School Board District 7.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Kids learn about water at Springs Coast Environmental CenterPowell Middle School students enjoy Harry Potter book club 

DON'T CUT EDUCATION: A new survey of Floridians shows that a majority think public education funding should not be reduced any more in the state budget, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

COMING TO KIPP: US Education Secretary Arne Duncan will attend the grand opening of KIPP's new charter school in Jacksonville, the Florida Times Union reports.

SCHOOL TAXES: Flagler school district leaders strive to make sure voters understand the tax they'll vote on in November is not a new tax, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

UNDERSTANDING MATH: Collier elementary schools change the way they teach math to move away from rote memorization, the Naples Daily News reports.

INTEREST HIGH: The Lee school district receives more new charter school applications than ever before, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NEVER MIND: Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson withdraws a proposal to give himself broad powers to transfer students to any school for class size compliance, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:11am]


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