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Florida education news: Rejected Boy Scouts grant, financial video games, class size compliance and more



imgres.jpegNO THANKS: The Pinellas School Board rejects a grant from the Boy Scouts for character education over the organization's stance on gay members.

ELECTIONS TIME: Candidates begin to emerge for Pasco School Board races

LEARNING GAMES: Florida students can use a new video game to learn lessons about finances.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Lunch campaigns aim to improve students' eating habits • Dunedin student read to help feed needy 

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Seminole officials consider shutting three schools next year to cut spending, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Bay high schools adopt the seven-period day for 2012-13 to eliminate teaching positions and save money, the Panama City News Herald reports.

ACCREDITATION WOES: Edison State College fires the person in charge of its reaccreditation process a week before the accrediting team is to arrive for its review, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

ALMOST THERE: Palm Beach schools have just 76 classrooms out of class size compliance now, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Polk officials are moving students and teachers around to meet the mark, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

LET IT BE: Several Lake parents speak out against a proposed mandatory school uniform, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

NO LIBERAL ARTS?! University of Florida leaders decry Gov. Rick Scott's talk of defunding liberal arts degrees, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:07am]


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