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Florida education news: School brawls, four-day week, remedial classes and more



b4s_azaleabrawl0321_215158d.jpegBRAWLING: Ten officers head to Azalea Middle School, where 11 students are arrested in several campus fights. (Times photo, James Borchuck) 

PAY TO PLAY: Hillsborough officials explore the idea of charging students to participate in sports.

FIVE DAYS A WEEK: The Pasco School Board ends discussion of moving to a four-day school week.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Plant business booms at Moore-Mickens Education Center • Ridgewood High registrar collects dresses for Cinderella Project 

CHALLENGES: The Lee school system faces several hurdles on its way to future success, the Naples Daily News reports. One key is improved teacher retention, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

EQUAL FUNDING: Efforts to provide more construction money to Florida charter schools are far from over, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

EXTRA WORK: Florida school districts prepare to increase the availability of remedial work for students as the state makes it harder to pass the FCAT, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

BI-LITERACY: Miami-Dade schools see a rise in Portuguese instruction in recognition of Brazil's influence in the region, the Miami Herald reports.

TROUBLES: The Duval School Board has a higher-than-usual number of teacher discipline cases, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HOLD OFF: The Martin School Board delays its investigation into allegations that superintendent Nancy Kline cheated on a certification test, the Stuart News reports.

TOUGH CUTS: Sarasota schools face spending reductions that will be small but painful, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

CONVERTING: The Polk School Board examines the process for allowing schools to become charters, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:13am]


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