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Florida education news: Tony Dungy, ESOL testing, Sierra Club sues UF and more



0426675195_192130c.jpegGET INVOLVED: Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy announces a new program aimed at getting parents more involved in their children's education. (Times photo, Cherie Diez) 

STEPPING UP: Boys at Hillsborough's new single-gender magnet Franklin Middle get used to the new way of doing business.

TOO HARSH: An administrative law judge overrules Hernando's firing of an employee who damaged equipment and then lied about it.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Sen. Mike Fasano visits Floyd K-8Wider Horizons student learns wonders of wildlifeSpringstead High student wins laptop for recycling idea 

BAD TIMING: Some Palm Beach educators criticize the placement of an important ESOL test right before the annual FCAT administration, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CRACKING DOWN: Palm Beach officials seek public input before tightening rules on families that lie about addresses to attend certain schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HAND IT OVER: The Sierra Club sues the University of Florida over public records that the group says might explain conflicting advice over fertilizer use, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SMALL VICTORY: Martin students win permission to use their electronic devices before and after school, the Stuart News reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:06am]


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