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Florida education news: School crowding, moldy walls, bid rigging and more



crowdedclass_144840a.jpgCOPING WITH CROWDING: Some Wesley Chapel parents organize to prevent their children from being moved as the Pasco school district redraws attendance zones to ease crowding at two central Pasco schools. (Times file photo)

PASCO SCHOOL BOARD: District 5 candidates Steve Luikart and Mark Swartsel highlight their differences in experience as reasons to vote for them.

CHARTER CONCERNS: A Collier school district review panel finds several areas where a proposal to build a charter high school in Marco Island falls short, the Marco Island Sun Times reports.

ALL ABOUT EDUCATION: The race between John Thrasher and Deborah Gianoulis for Florida Senate District 8 has focused largely on Thrasher's role in pushing Senate Bill 6 in the spring, the Florida Times Union reports.

MOLDY SCHOOLS: Mold in central Florida schools leads to thousands of complaints but there's no law requiring action, the Orlando Sentinel reports in the first of a three-part series. • Broward public schools clean up their mold problems but some concerns remain, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Palm Beach schools stay vigilant about fighting mold in schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SEEKING SUPERINTENDENTS: School Board candidates in Lee and Collier counties face questions about how they will deal with their district's superintendent searches, the Naples Daily News reports.

BID RIGGING? Former Lee superintendent James Browder faces allegations that he helped steer business to a dental insurance provider, the Fort Myers News Press reports.

SELF DEFENSE: The president of Daytona State College explains why he put more than $1 million of school money into a music festival that may have lost much of the money, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 17, 2010 6:25am]


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