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Florida education news: School uniforms, UF's Gator, chocolate milk and more



uniforms1.jpgRAISING THE BAR: Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen proposes a long list of ideas, including mandatory student uniforms, to refocus the district's sagging academic achievement levels. 

NO POLITICS ALLOWED: Pasco eSchool principal JoAnne Glenn apologizes to students after sending e-mails about opportunities to work on Rick Scott's campaign for Florida governor against school district policy.

TOP OF THE CLASS: His message: Live your life, love others 

RIGHT ON: The new Children's Movement of Florida is spot on with its focus on changing state priorities to emphasize the needs of children, the Times editorializes.

THAT'S OUR GATOR: The University of Florida tells at least four high schools to stop using its trademarked Gator logo, the Gainesville Sun reports.

IT DOESN'T MATTER: The Palm Beach School Board tells school leaders not to check the immigration status of students, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

DRINK WATER: The Florida Board of Education considers banning sugary drinks in schools, to the dismay of some parents, News 13 in Orlando reports.

LESSON LEARNED? The president of NCS Pearson tells the Florida Board of Education that his company has learned from its spring FCAT scoring problems and will not have a repeat, the Miami Herald reports. 

HIRING WOES: Broward schools have money now, but hiring teachers isn't as simple as it sounds, the Miami Herald reports.

TAKING A STAND: The Manatee School Board may relax rules against its members advocating on political issues that directly impact the district, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CLASS SIZE CAMPAIGN: Advocates of relaxing Florida's class size rules launch their Yes on Amendment 8 campaign, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:04am]


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