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Florida education news: Science study, class size, school dress code and more



imgres.jpegBIGGEST BUZZWORD: Florida political leaders turn to STEM courses — something many schools have pushed for years — to try to bolster the future economy. (Times file photo)

MISSED THE MARK: Budget cuts cause Pasco schools to fail to meet the state's class size mandate. • Manatee schools also do not fully comply, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BUSTS AND BUTTS: Many south Florida students defy the state's new dress code restrictions, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Flagler officials consider a mandatory student uniform, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BAILOUT: The Orange School Board agrees to pay for a playing field that others originally had planned to pay for, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

UNDER PRESSURE: A Monroe principal resigns and then tries to take it back, the Keynoter reports.

NERVOUS: Florida university faculty members worry about Gov. Rick Scott's talk about eliminating tenure, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:35am]


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