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Florida education news: Longer school days, unfair labor practices, vacation schedules and more



images.jpeg35 MINUTES MORE: Pinellas Gibbs High School prepares to lengthen the school day to combat perennially poor academic achievement.

ON THE VERGE: San Antonio Boys Village in Pasco faces closure for lack of money and students.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Geology lessons in the fieldBrandon Academy named one of the nation's top 50 private schools • Middle school takes up Rachel's Challenge 

MOM VS. SCHOOL: A Naples mom battles her son's private school over whether she's allowed to visit the campus, and wants to share her cautionary tale, the Naples Daily News reports.

CALENDAR QUESTIONS: Broward school officials grapple with the details of setting the 2011-12 academic calendar, the Miami Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Broward school district files an unfair labor practice complaint against the teachers union for refusing to negotiate, the Miami Herald reports.

TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL? Lee schools provide a teacher for students who are chronically ill or hospitalized, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

'ANIMAL HEROES': Stuart elementary school students learn about how to be kind to animals, the Stuart News reports.

GOOD MOVE: Palm Beach parents seem unbothered by the school district's decision to remain open despite threats of a tropical storm, which never materialized, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EARLY ACTION: Charlotte's new superintendent begins making leadership changes even before officially taking over the job, the Charlotte Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:05am]


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