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Florida education news: Single gender classes, charter schools, student uniforms and more



tp_342856_repo_gend_192965a.jpegSTUDY? WHAT STUDY? Parents who have put their kids in Hillsborough's new single gender schools aren't bothered by a new study saying that such experiments do not work. (Times file photo)

TELL THE PARENTS: Hillsborough district officials hold a town hall meeting to explain new teacher evaluations to the general public. 

CHARTER SCHOOL PRIMER: begins a series on the ins and outs of Florida charter schools. • Palm Beach is among a group of Florida districts considering whether to open its own charter school to gain more flexibility in dealing with bureaucracy, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Some Collier and Lee educators question whether forcing all high school students to take at least one virtual course to graduate is right for everyone, the Naples Daily News reports.

NURSES NEEDED: Many Florida schools do not have nurses to handle student medical needs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHO'S NEXT: Members of the public give their views on what type of person should be Orange County's next superintendent, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

AP FOR ALL: After three years of trying, Walton implements Advanced Placement courses in all its high schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

UNIFORM CLOSET: An Alachua middle school teacher's son collects clothing to help students who cannot afford to follow the district's new uniform policy, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:14am]


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