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Florida education news: Pinellas school reforms, school safety, 'Waiting for Superman' and more



'BOLD STUFF': Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen's plan to revamp programs and schools looks headed for approval, warts and all. It's a positive step forward for the district, the Times editorializes.

poems.jpegBUDDING POETS: Pasco-Hernando Community College students celebrate poetry. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

LOVE OF LEARNING: Students at a Sudbury School in Broward take a nontraditional route to education, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WATCHING 'WAITING': Florida lawmakers plan a private screening of the pro-charter documentary Waiting for Superman, the News Service of Florida reports. 

ON THE RISE: Lee schools see enrollment rise again, prompting plans for new construction, the Naples Daily News reports.

FIGHTING BACK: Having lost enrollment to more prestigious schools, Sarasota High plans to adopt a new more challenging curriculum, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CONTROVERSIAL HIRE: A plan to hire another top administrator in Palm Beach schools has drawn scrutiny by the School Board and teachers union, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HOW SAFE? The discovery of guns in the backpacks of two Royal Palm Beach High School students has raised concerns about safety at school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

COUNTERPRODUCTIVE: Fines for failing to meet class size rules only hurt schools and should be reconsidered, the Pensacola News-Journal editorializes.


[Last modified: Monday, December 6, 2010 10:57am]


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