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Florida education news: School calendar, standardized tests, dress code and more



tbw_hilton090310_138247c.jpgHOTEL LIFE: About 50 USF-St. Petersburg students live in the Hilton hotel while waiting for dorm rooms to become available. They say they feel disconnected. (Times photo) 

DUH: Hillsborough School Board members and union leaders are caught flat-footed when parents angrily point out they just moved the last day of school to a Monday.

NEW TESTS: A coalition of states led by Florida gets millions to create new standardized tests based on the common core standards, the Miami Herald reports. More from the Boston Globe.

IT'S TRADITION: Seminole high school cheerleaders will get to wear their short skirts despite the district's tough new dress code, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

STICK AROUND: Leaders of Manatee-area colleges aim to keep their students and graduates in the region, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

TIME TO MOVE: Broward officials revisit controversial attendance zone changes to ease crowding and eliminate aging portables, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

AGAIN? A St. Lucie teacher who once let her students vote an autistic child out of class is accused of discriminating against another student with disabilities, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 3, 2010 6:00am]


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