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Florida education news: Phi Beta Kappa, furloughs, home schooling and more



phibetakappa_132253a.jpgREJECTED: Phi Beta Kappa denies the University of South Florida a chapter — again.

MISLEADING: The Florida Education Association sues to keep Amendment 8 regarding class size off the November ballot.

PAY UP: NCS Pearson faces another $12 million in fines for its FCAT failures.

UNTRUE: Talk of Hillsborough schools adopting weekly early release days is greatly exaggerated.

NEVER MIND: Pinellas officials say they likely won't need furloughs to balance the budget after all.

TOO FLEXIBLE? Florida's home-schooling laws offer families many options, but some critics say the state doesn't regulate that education enough, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO THANKS: The Levy School Board won't participate in a lawsuit against class size penalties, calling the effort "frivolous," the Chiefland Citizen reports.

TOO CLOSE: A dean at Lakeland High School resigns after amid accusations of inappropriate sexual Internet chats with male students, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

JUST STAY AWAKE: A new study suggesting that high schools should start the day later doesn't drive change in Collier and Lee counties, the Naples Daily News reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about this year's FCAT scoring problems with Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 24, 2010 6:32am]


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