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Florida education news: School reform, school uniforms, class size and more



pascalusa091210c_139615d.jpgFORCE FOR CHANGE: Pasco County's Calusa Elementary School makes major changes as it works to shake off its D grade from the state. (Times photo, Janel Norton) 

SETTLING IN: Students and teachers in Hernando County's Quest gifted program adjust after their classes are moved to a new school.

F BRINGS FOCUS: The continued poor performance of Pinellas County's Gibbs High School puts more attention on improving the school than ever before, columnist Bill Maxwell writes.

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: A Naples elementary school seeks extra help in controlling traffic as parents run stop signs with kids around, NBC 2-WBBH reports.

WHAT TO WEAR? The Naples Daily News explores the idea of mandatory school uniforms as a School Board candidate calls for requiring them at all Collier schools.

CHAOS THEORY: Florida lawmakers could have avoided the state's current class size mess but added to the problems instead, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

UNCOOPERATIVE: Panama City police criticize the Bay school district's response when a 5-year-old gets on the wrong bus and goes missing for almost an hour, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

END OF THE LINE: A Volusia middle school begins its final year as the school district plans to open a K-8 school in its place next year, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 12, 2010 6:37am]


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