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Florida education news: Longer school days, graduation requirements, failing schools and more



images.jpegMORE TIME ON TASK: Pinellas Gibbs High School considers adding an extra hour of class time daily to help improve the F-rated school's academic performance.

NOT SO BAD: Hernando school enrollment rises to a financially acceptable level after initial numbers came in well below expectations.

LITTLE OVERSIGHT: The Florida Department of Education doesn't regulate private schools, leading to situations like the one Bradenton Prep in Manatee County now faces, the Herald-Tribune reports.

MAKING CHANGES: Collier and Lee high schools begin preparing freshmen for the state's newest graduation and testing requirements, the Naples Daily News reports.

ENOUGH WITH THE RHETORIC ALREADY: Lake schools need more progress and fewer promises, the Leesburg Daily Commercial editorializes.

ABOUT THOSE DIPLOMAS: Keiser University in Broward faces an investigation after accepting students with diplomas from a high school on a list of questionable schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SO LONG: Hundreds of students seek to transfer out of their failing Orange County high schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS: A new committee meets to discuss how it will spend the revenue if Bay voters approve a sales tax for school capital needs, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Gibbs High School student body president Keonna Welch. 

[Last modified: Saturday, September 4, 2010 6:32am]


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