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Florida education news: NAEP results, student attendance, school uniforms and more



small.jpegSCORES STALL: After years of progress, Florida's NAEP results plateau. (Times file photo)

ATTENDANCE WOES: Pasco schools try to tackle the problem of students who miss too much school.

NEW ZONES: Pinellas reveals proposed new elementary school boundaries that would move hundreds of students to different schools. 

REJECTED: The Pasco School Board denies two local charter school applications

UNDER STRESS: A Pasco teacher once targeted for firing after she attempted suicide in school is on leave after trying to hurt herself in school again.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Competition multiplies math craze •  New societies are music to Weeki Wachee High students' earsWiregrass Ranch High club teaches acts of kindness 

HUGE UNDERTAKING: Polk teachers and district officials work out the details of new evaluations, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

READY FOR REAL LIFE: Clay launches an after-school program to help students with disabilities learn real-life skills, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CLOSED: The Duval School Board shuts down a small specialty school to save money, the Florida Times-Union reports.

INTERIM LEADER: Palm Beach nears selection of a caretaker superintendent, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Florida's universities turn their attention to business recruitment as their funding might depend on it, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BUILDING BATTLE: The city of Valparaiso and the Okaloosa school district disagree over how to use a shuttered elementary school in the city, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

UNIFORM RESPONSE: Flagler parents say they like the idea of school uniforms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 6:14am]


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