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Florida education news: Pink Floyd, Silly Bandz, service dogs and more



b4s_wedontneedno111_149529c.jpg'WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION': Sixteen Tampa students will share the stage with Roger Waters to perform Pink Floyd's famous antischool song Another Brick in the Wall Part 2. (Times photo, Scott McIntyre) 

WIDER SCOPE: The Florida Attorney General's Office broadens its investigation into the practices of for-profit colleges, the St. Augustine Record reports.

RHEE IN FLORIDA? Talk of Michelle Rhee becoming Florida education commissioner plays into some political scenarios, Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss writes.

A BOY AND HIS DOG: A Collier family fights the school that won't allow their son's service dog to come to classes with him, the Naples Daily News reports.

NEW ATTITUDE: Students in Lee County's AVID program steer clear of dropping out, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

RAISES, FINALLY: Duval school principals could soon get the added pay promised to them in 2006, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SETTING A RECORD: Some Boynton Beach elementary students aim for the Guinness World Record for the longest attached rope of Silly Bandz, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

TAKING THE PENALTIES: Santa Rosa schools accept that they can't keep up with growth and meet the state's class-size requirements, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

OPPOSING FORCES: Athletics and academics sometimes clash at Miami-Dade's Northwestern High School, the Miami Herald reports. 


[Last modified: Monday, November 15, 2010 10:59am]


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