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Florida education news: School lunch, state mandates, reading lessons and more



os-lake-co.-schools-fruit--vee.jpegWASTED: Lake schools study cafeteria trash to see how much fruits and vegetables students are not eating at lunch, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

BREATHING ROOM: Broward superintendent Robert Runcie plans to ask Gov. Rick Scott for a break in new state mandates, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CLOSER LOOK: Gov. Rick Scott calls for a review of the leadership at Florida State College of Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.

180 HOURS: Manatee's Rogers Garden Elementary begins offering students a daily extra hour of reading instruction as one of Florida's lowest performing schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TECH NEEDS: The Miami-Dade school district aims to improve technology in all schools if its $1.2 billion bond referendum passes, the Miami Herald reports.

EARLY START: Inundated with applications this year, the Palm Beach school district begins its 2013-14 school choice process now, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LIGHTS OUT: Escambia schools save $20 million over six years with energy conservation, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 1, 2012 6:15am]


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