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Florida education news: School lunch, science lessons, FCAT results and more



B2s_schoollunch0624_127859cANYTHING BUT FISH TACOS: Nearly 200 Hillsborough students participate in a taste test to help decide what new offerings might become school lunches in the fall. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke) 

FOR THE LOVE OF SCIENCE: About 500 Pasco fourth and fifth graders from Title I schools get some hands-on science lessons in the district's environmental centers.

STILL WAITING: The continued delay in FCAT scores creates planning problems for Pasco high schools.

BIPARTISAN SUPPORT: All four major candidates for Florida governor back Amendment 8 to the state class size amendment, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TESTING TOGETHER: Florida leads one of two groups of states hoping to jointly create national tests based on the common core, the AP reports.

GOING VIRTUAL: Volusia moves its hospital-homebound education program from one-on-one instruction to online courses despite teachers' objections, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: State College of Florida full-time employees get their first raises in three years, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MONEY WOES: A Brevard charter school tries to stave off closure amid concerns it has mismanaged its finances, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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