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Florida education news: School uniforms, To Kill a Mockingbird, block tuition and more



b0s_uniforms110210_147490c.jpgNO UNIFORMS: The Pinellas School Board backs away from mandatory uniforms, instead looking for a more easily enforced dress code. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd) 

DATA DRIVEN: Hundreds of central Pasco children could attend new schools next year if the School Board adopts newly drawn middle and high school attendance zones.

INFORMATION ANYTIME: Marion schools give parents online access to their children's education results and progress, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LABOR NEWS: Lee noninstructional staff will get a 2 percent raise, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

STAYING HEALTHY: Participants in the Lee school district's wellness plan help save $1 million, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

OFFENDED: A Flagler high school postpones production of To Kill A Mockingbird after a complaint about the play's use of a racial slur, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TOO MUCH GAS: Monroe officials order an audit of gasoline use after discovering the district spent more than Miami-Dade on gas, the Keynoter reports.

FLAT TUITION: University of Florida officials and students disagree over a proposal to charge block tuition, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:28am]


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