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Florida education news: Parent involvement, civics education, classroom supplies and more



a4s_parenting082111_187686c.jpegPARENTS MATTER: The role parents play can make or break their child's education. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)

BRAVE NEW WORLD: Tampa area teachers say they welcome new evaluations, but not necessarily the way Florida lawmakers have set the rules. 

DRIVE CAREFULLY: Officers will be out enforcing traffic rules more closely as kids head back to school. 

CIVICS LESSON: Lawmakers need to adjust a new requirement that could see thousands of eighth graders held back because they don't pass a civics exam, the Naples Daily News editorializes.

MORE CHOICES: Flagler and Volusia counties continue to add online courses, charter schools and other options for students, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ENROLLMENT DROP: For the first time Florida Gulf Coast University will see its numbers of graduate students decline, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BIG SHIFT: Students at Duval's most struggling schools wee see major curriculum changes as they begin the new year, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NO SUPPLIES: Marion teachers are hoping for donations as their schools cut back funding for classroom supplies, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 5:33am]


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