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Florida education news: Longer school days, class size, school grading and more



nal_gibbs110710d_148134d.jpgOVERWORKED AND OVERWHELMED: Longer class days at Pinellas Gibbs High School create some stress for students and teachers. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)

IT'S NOT OVER: What's next in Florida's class size debate? Here's a Q&A exploring the situation.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Hernando removes a provision that would have let magnet schools kick out kids whose parents didn't volunteer enough.

WHO'S THAT GUY? A Pinellas teacher is under investigation for inviting a sex offender to volunteer in her classroom.

ARTS EVERYWHERE: John Hopkins Middle School  creates a fringe festival for students.

WHAT A MESS: Troubles with student transcripts highlights the Pinellas school district's tolerance for poor performance, the Times editorializes.

HELPING BLACK BOYS: Palm Beach creates a task force to look for ways to improve the academic performance of black male students, the South Florida Times reports.

TOO MUCH INFORMATION? Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson faces an Elections Commission investigation over the district's tax referendum campaign, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: Utah's state superintendent says he's working on a school grading system like Florida's, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

TEACHERS ABSTAIN: Not enough teachers vote to allow Boca Raton High to go charter, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO FLAT RATE: The University of Central Florida rejects the idea of a flat tuition rate, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Escambia teachers remain optimistic about getting a raise, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 6, 2010 7:47am]


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