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Florida education news: Sex education, movie making, name calling and more



Balancing-a-checkbook-paying-bills-thumb-200x132 BILLS, BILLS, BILLS: The Florida Times-Union talks with residents who dropped out of college because they couldn't keep up with the costs. (Image from

TOO MANY BABIES: With teen pregnancy on the rise, Manatee school officials consider a new approach to sex education, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FOCUS ON LOW-PERFORMERS: Lake Wales High leaders worry that the school's disabled and low-functioning students will hurt its state grade, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.

NO SHELTER: Florida Gulf Coast University's choice of land for a new research center puts a planned shelter and rehab clinic out in the cold, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LIGHTS, CAMERA ...The G-Star School of the Arts charter in Palm Beach will get a $5 million soundstage to give students more hands-on experiences in movie making, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SURVIVORS ARRIVE: Haitian earthquake refugees begin enrolling in Broward and Palm Beach schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: Griffin Elementary in Polk keeps on flooding, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

WHAT'D SHE SAY?A Washington County cheerleading coach faces an investigation after she's accused of calling two students names, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:48am]


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