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Florida education news: Thanksgiving lessons, end-of-course exams, merging schools and more



Her_tocthanks112609a_95725c THANKS: Children at Pine Grove Elementary in Brooksville remind their parents and teachers what they're thankful for. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

STILL SEWING: Fox Chapel Middle School in Hernando keeps its home ec classes alive thanks to donated sewing machines.

WRONG TARGET: The latest lawsuit against Florida's education funding system fails to hold parents accountable, too, Tallahassee Democrat columnist Bill Cotterell writes.

FAILING: Another mark of Florida's poor public school system is the number of students entering college requiring remedial work, the Lakeland Ledger editorializes.

MORE TESTS: Florida embarks upon end-of-course exams for high school students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DON'T GO THERE: Some Broward parents are warning the district to step lightly as it considers merging their schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STEPPING BACK: Broward removes its board members from its insurance committee, the Miami Herald reports.

FIU'S IOU: Florida International University can't afford to pay retired president Mitch Madique's final bonus, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:43am]


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