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Florida education news: Physical education, class size rules, out-of-field teachers and more



Passunray021310a_107599c LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Sunray Elementary School students in Pasco love working out like adults do it in a new fitness lab. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

THE ANSWER IS STILL NO: Despite his pleas, former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker doesn't make the finalist list for St. Pete College president.

NO MORE TEACHING: Former Hernando High School teacher Eric Riggins could lose his certificate after inappropriate contact with female students.

BIGGER CLASSES: Florida is not alone in considering relaxation of class size rules amid money woes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

WHY TWO? Martin School Board members wonder why the district ordered two investigations of an employee bullying claim rather than just one, the Stuart News reports.

OUT OF FIELD: Collier School Board members worry that they have several teachers who are teaching lessons in subjects they aren't qualified for, the Naples Daily News reports.

SHORTER AND SIMPLER: The federal government has made it easier to apply for college financial aid, the Miami Herald reports.

MORE ACCESS: The University of Florida will no longer cut enrollment as a way to save money, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with state Rep. Bill Heller, ranking Democrat on the Florida House Education Policy Council.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:50am]


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