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Florida education news: School enrollment, Jeb Bush education plans, class size compliance and more



band2.jpegON THE TOWN: Some Pinellas cheerleaders and band members enjoy Manhattan after performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Times photo, Jack Rowland) 

FEWER STUDENTS: Pasco County schools experience their first enrollment decline in decades.

TIME TO GO: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen recommends dismissal of a controversial administrator for conflict of interest.

FOLLOW FLORIDA: Former governor Jeb Bush urges some of the nation's education leaders to adopt some of Florida's key school reforms.

SCHOOL RECOGNITION: The money begins to flow to Florida schools through the state's program to award those that had strong performance on the FCAT, the Lakeland Ledger reports. 

CLASS SIZE VIOLATIONS: Collier schools have the highest percentage of classrooms out of compliance, the Naples Daily News reports. Palm Beach schools have more classrooms failing to meet the mark than any other district, the Palm Beach Post reports. More from the Florida Times-Union and the Orlando Sentinel.

EXPENSIVE YEAR: The costs associated with senior year can cause struggles for families, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WHAT TIME? An Okaloosa high school seeks parent input into what time the school should begin classes next year, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 6:13am]


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