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Florida education news: School zones, math lessons, African-American history and more



Musical-chairs-kids-game-300x249 STAY PUT: Hillsborough schools might avoid attendance zone changes despite stricter class-size reduction requirements. (Image from

A LONG WAY TO GO: Florida's business community aims to help schools get students proficient in science, technology, engineering and math, columnist Robert Trigaux writes.

CLASS SIZE DEBATE: Florida lawmakers continue to line up for one more shot at scaling back the 2002 class-size amendment, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LIMITED SEARCH? Two of five Polk School Board members say they want to consider only sitting superintendents to replace retiring district chief Gail McKinzie, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

HAVE A HEART: Manatee's Project Heart initiative spends about $300,000 annually helping homeless students, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers reject an offer of a one-time $500 bonus, saying the district can do better, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LESSONS FROM ASIA: Volusia teachers look to the Far East for new methods to teach math, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ONE WORLD: Fifth-graders from eight South Florida elementary schools get to know each other through the snail mail as part of a diversity project, the Miami Herald reports.

GEARING UP: Bay officials prepare to launch a half-cent sales tax campaign to support the schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.

'FILLING THE GAP': An Orlando film maker hopes his new documentary on African-American history will provide lessons not in most students' usual curriculum, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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


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