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Florida education news: Protests, guns on campus, school class size and more



imgres.jpegPROTEST TIME: Two groups of protesters with opposing messages about education, taxes and budgets plan to hit Tallahassee on the opening day of the 2011 legislative session. (Times file photo)

STOPPING SPANGLISH: Miami-Dade educators try to Spanish-speakers to improve their use of the language, the AP reports.

GREEN GOWNS: Florida International University graduates will wear gowns made of recycled plastic bottles at commencement, the Miami Herald reports.

'NO PLACE FOR WEAPONS': Many in Florida higher education oppose a proposal to allow guns on college campuses, the Naples Daily News reports.

MORE OPTIONS: Collier high schools consider adding more college credit options while reducing the number of credits needed to graduate, the Naples Daily News reports. 

MORE INTEREST: Florida Atlantic University sees its freshman applications double, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZES SURGE: Several states that don't have class size requirements in their constitution see their student-teacher ratios climb as one way to combat budget woes, the NY Times reports. 

TESTING TROUBLES: USA Today discovers problems with standardized test results in several states including Florida.

BIG CHANGES: North Florida lawmakers push for teacher merit pay while critics seek proof that it would work, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:40pm]


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