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Florida education news: School zones, class size, charter schools and more



How-to-ask-for-a-raise1---money-handout.s200x200 NEXT TIME, BE CAREFUL: As St. Petersburg College trustees ponder outgoing president Carl Kuttler's large financial demands, perhaps they should learn a lesson about how to set up the next president's contract, columnist Howard Troxler writes. (Image from

CHOOSING CHARTERS: A Hillsborough charter review panel recommends moving ahead with five applicants and rejecting two others.

AVOIDING ASTHMA: Some Tampa area schools stop using bleach for cleaning and see students stop coughing as much. 

LESS MONEY: Plunging property values will put even greater pressure on Florida school districts' bottom line, the Miami Herald reports.

BETTER RESULTS: Palm Beach students who retook the FCAT in the fall had significantly higher scores than those students who took the spring exam, the Palm Beach Post reports.

COMPROMISE: Bay business, community and school leaders finally reach agreement on the district's 2010-11 calendar, the Panama City News Herald reports.

HEALTHY KIDS: The Palm Beach district gets a grant to help Hispanic children lose weight, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DELAY TACTIC: Broward's superintendent proposes putting off new attendance zone boundaries (and the controversy that goes with them) for a year, the Miami Herald reports. 

MORE REZONING: Collier officials also consider rezoning students to cope with the Florida class size amendment, the Naples Daily News reports.

STILL SHRINKING: Okaloosa schools see enrollment decline for the fifth straight year, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Charlotte teachers make a deal on insurance rates, the Herald-Tribune reports.

GET TO WORK: A Sarasota high school sends students into the "real world" to get a sense of what life after school really is about, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:43am]


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