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Florida education news: Reading lessons, school grades, middle school sports and more



Pasmusical111509_94075c FOR THE LOVE OF READING: Students in River Ridge High's musical theater class create a musical to encourage elementary children to read. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

ANOTHER ACCUSATION: The family of another Walker Middle School student claims their child was repeatedly molested at the school.

ZONING CHANGES: Hernando prepares to change the attendance boundaries for three of its high schools.

BOGUS: Florida's school grading system still doesn't please the Palm Beach Post editorial team.

NOWHERE TO TRAIN: Florida faces a dearth of residencies for medical school students, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

HOW TO DATE: Manatee schools offer courses in boy-girl relationships, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO ONE'S HOME: A Polk teacher is under investigation after twice putting a kindergartner on a school bus to go home when she wasn't supposed to, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

VIRTUAL DEGREES: Gulf Coast Community College offers six degree programs completely online, the Panama City News Herald reports.

WHO ARE YOU? Santa Rosa schools purchase an online program where teachers can use avatars to communicate with each other, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

WHAT'S GOING ON? Palm Beach parents and teachers are having a tough time figuring out if their schools are still participating in the district's controversial curriculum program, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SPORTS RETURN: St. Johns middle schools will see athletics return thanks to volunteers, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:42am]


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