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Florida education news: Teacher experience, American Sign Language, FCAT testing and more



a4s_eckerd110711_198351c.jpegPROTEST POWER: About 200 Eckerd College students get head to D.C. to urge President Obama to stop a controversial oil pipeline. (Getty Images) 

SEEKING A SEAT: Orange County's growing Hispanic population has leaders demanding School Board representation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WALKING TOGETHER: Some Palm Beach schools begin the "walking school bus" for students, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MORE EXPERIENCE WANTED: Duval school leaders examine the link between poor performing schools and inexperience in the classroom, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LEARNING TO SIGN: Manatee consolidates its sign language classes at one high school as it struggles to find enough teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TAX SHIFT: Collier leaders explore asking voters to renew a property tax rate transfer from capital to operations, the Naples Daily News reports. 

GETTING READY: Escambia and Santa Rosa third-grade teachers aim to get their students ready for their first FCAT exams, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:58am]


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