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Florida education news: Physical education, school boundaries, bus advertising and more



B4S_debate100910_143994c.jpgFLORIDA'S FUTURE: Whoever gets elected Florida governor will make a big difference in the direction of Florida's public schools, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes. (AP photo)

ON THE ATTACK: For-profit colleges including Fort Lauderdale-based Keiser University blast the poor performance of their public counterparts, the Miami Herald reports. 

FOLLOW FLORIDA: A Colorado education nonprofit urges Colorado to follow Florida's lead in school reforms, the Denver Post reports.

P.E. ON TV: Sarasota schools have gym teachers instruct students remotely so the district doesn't have to hire so many of them, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BUS ADS: Okaloosa school district officials show no interest in putting ads on the sides of school buses as a way to generate extra revenue, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

EVERYBODY SHIFT: The closure of one Volusia middle school means big changes for hundreds of kids, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

COUNTING TIME: Marion schools know there's much at stake in this fall's FTE student audit, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

AMENDMENT 8: A coalition of Central Florida school boards backs proposed changes to the Florida class size amendment, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

THE COST OF DROPPING OUT: A new report says college dropouts cost taxpayers billions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:07am]


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