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Florida education news: Parent survey, school go-kart track, union busting and more



sleep_teen.jpegPARENT VIEWS: A survey reveals Pinellas parents' opinions on school start times, early release days, dress code and other key issues coming to the School Board. (Image from

REAL WORLD: Polk middle school students head to a nature reserve to see how their science lessons play out in the wild, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

TOO NOISY? Some neighbors object to a Palmetto charter school's plan to add a go-kart track to its campus, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BMOC: Miami-Dade College president Eduardo Padron is the new chairman of the American Council on Education, the Miami Herald reports.

LASHING OUT: The Florida Education Association tries to counter anti-union ads from the Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Florida's union leaders expect a rocky ride during the 2011 legislative session, the St. Augustine Record reports.

NO SMOKING: Two Martin County high school seniors help establish a countywide ban on self-service tobacco stands, the Stuart News reports.

GUILTY PLEA: The president of Palm Beach Atlantic University resigns as he pleads guilty to to felony money laundering charges, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BUDGET BATTLES: Palm Beach's Alternative to Out of School Suspension is threatened amid major budget cuts, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Daytona State College can't afford a demand for one-time employee bonuses, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Florida universities join a national push to avoid major cuts to their research budgets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 6:09am]


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