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Florida education news: Mississippi riverboat dorms, student poverty, science lessons and more



a4s_boatdorm111611a_199589c.jpegSTUDENT LIFE ON THE WATER: Eckerd Colleges looks into converting Mississippi riverboats into student dorms. (Jana M. Jones photo)  

HANDWRINGING OVER ZONING: The Pinellas School Board struggles to find a plan to get K-3 students into their zoned elementary schools.

EVALUATION COMPROMISE: The Hillsborough teacher who fought the district's new evaluation system reaches a deal that will allow him to remain in the classroom. • Credibility is key in making the system work, the Times editorializes.

WAKE UP: A Pasco school air conditioning specialist faces dismissal after being accused of sleeping on the job.

TOP OF THE CLASS: A Zephyrhills Elks club delivers dictionaries to hundreds of Pasco students • Moon Lake Elementary students learn to do what's right with '7 Habits' 

DISTRACTED BY CIRCUMSTANCE: Pasco schools must remain aware of growing poverty among students, the Times editorializes.

BIG DROP: A change in Florida law has led to dramatic decreases in adult education participation, leading some to question whether lawmakers went too far, reports.

GET EXCITED: Florida educators look for ways to get students more interested in science, the Gainesville Sun reports.

IN FLUX: The Broward Teachers Union takes steps to keep membership trust amid allegations against its president, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ANOTHER CHANCE: A troubled Miami-Dade charter school staves off closure by taking steps to improve its poor performance, the Miami Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Florida Gulf Coast University faculty and staff will get a 2 percent raise, the Naples Daily News reports.

TAKE YOUR TIME: University system chancellor Frank Brogan urges lawmakers to carefully study any new changes to higher education operations before adopting them, the News Service of Florida reports.

YOU ARE GETTING YOUNGER: Boca Raton adapts to life as a college town, the Palm Beach Post reports.

JUST SAY NO: A growing number of Flagler students and parents express opposition to mandatory school uniforms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:11am]


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