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Florida education news: Michele Obama visit, teacher sex with student, USF Poly independence and more



a4s_obama102811d_197150d.jpegSTAY HEALTHY: First Lady Michele Obama tells selected Pinellas elementary students to eat well and exercise during a visit to Tampa. (Times photo, Willie J. Allen Jr.)

DENIAL COMING: Pasco staff members recommend rejection of a new charter school for teens with special needs.

ZIPLINING: USF president Judy Genshaft talks about ziplining and study abroad with columnist Ernest Hooper.

TROUBLED TEACHER: A recently resigned Pasco County high school teacher is arrested on accusations that she had sex with an underage male student

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? A Leon County court hears arguments over a proposed referendum on the Blaine Amendment, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BE FLEXIBLE: Okaloosa schools give up on trying to meet Florida's class size rules, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

USF POLY: State Sen. J.D. Alexander criticizes those who oppose independence for the university, the Lakeland Ledger reports. Count a majority of faculty in the opposition, the Ledger reports. 

FEE TRANSFER: Monroe will ask voters to approve moving tax revenue from construction funds to the operating budget to avoid more cuts, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 6:19am]


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