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Florida education news: School transcripts, budgets, bullying and more



oops_sign_bubble.jpgTRANSCRIPT TROUBLES: The Pinellas school district's new data system generates lots of errors on student transcripts, which are being discovered as kids apply for college.

NEW MAJORITY: The new-look Pasco School Board faces many challenges as the members also must get to know one another. With the campaign over, it's now time to lead, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Math, science exalted in Chocachatti after school program * Wider Horizons' biography fair brings history alive * Notre Dame children walk to help others

IT'S NOT OVER: Florida school districts and lawmakers expect to continue dealing with class size issues after the failure of Amendment 8, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Look for lawsuits from districts that get hit with fines for failure to comply, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DEALING WITH BULLIES: Schools continue to grapple with how to define and deal with bullying, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BETTER BUSING: The Santa Rosa school district has saved lots of money by staggering its bus routes and altering school start times, the Gulf Breeze News reports.

CUTS AHEAD: Manatee school officials prepare for furloughs and program cuts in the wake of voter rejection of a local tax for operating needs, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NICE CAR: Palm Beach fires an elementary school treasurer who used school funds for personal expenses including a car, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MMMM, PEPPERS: Six Alachua schools participate in a fruit and vegetable snack program, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 6:15am]


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