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Florida education news: School transformation, gym class, Haitian students and more



A4s_gaddam020110_105548c QUESTIONABLE DEGREES: Windsor University School of Medicine makes it easy to get in, expensive to get out. It lists just a few actual graduates, too. Federal officials are looking into whether to expand financial aid to it and other such schools. (YouTube image)

CREATING A SAFETY NET: Hillsborough's Sulphur Springs neighborhood works to transform itself, starting with the elementary schools.

PARTY POLITICS: Florida lawmakers look into mandating a voter education course in high schools, but some complain it's an effort to boost one party over the other, reports.

SKIPPING P.E.: Thousands of Florida elementary school students are opting out of gym class, mostly to take arts-related courses instead, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

'GENUINE AND COMMITTED': The Lakeland Ledger profiles Polk's director of reading

HAITI LESSONS: Some south Florida students turn the Haitian earthquake in life lessons for themselves and others as reporters for Scholastic, the Miami Herald reports. • Meanwhile, school districts continue to wait for an expected influx of Haitian students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

KIDS CAN LISTEN: Lake revamps its rules so that next time the president gives a televised speech for students, schools will be allowed to show it, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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