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Florida education news: Reading instruction, Amendment 8, cheerleading and more



nayreading031812_214596d.jpegTENACIOUS: Members of a Pinellas faith-based group keep pushing their direct-instruction reading program despite repeated rejections. (Times file photo)

INDIVISIBLE: A Broward College professor discovers a new prime number, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MORE MONEY: The Duval School Board considers approval of a teacher contract that includes step raises and bonuses, the Florida Times-Union reports.

OPPOSED: The Sarasota School Board looks to join the growing ranks of districts urging voters to turn down Amendment 8 on the November ballot, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Broward School Board also plans to take a similar stance, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DRAMA: A battle over a Broward high school's cheerleading program winds on, the Miami Herald reports.

LOWERED EXPECTATIONS: The Polk School Board says the district isn't likely to achieve A-grade status for a while, the Ledger reports.

PAY NOW OR PAY LATER: Seminole business leaders should back the school district's tax referendum, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6:16am]


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