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Florida education news: Virtual school, dirty dancing, school grades and more



pas_virtual091610_a_140243c.jpgNO ROOM FOR YOU: A growing number of Pasco high school students are being bumped from their classrooms into virtual education because of class size rules. (Times photo, Edward Linsmier)

FIX IT: Several Florida school superintendents renew their concerns about the state's FCAT results, changing standards and high school grades when they gather in Tampa for an annual meeting.

KEEP IT CLEAN: Hillsborough's Newsome High plans to ban dirty dancing at homecoming. 

MOVING ON: A Hernando teacher accused of manhandling students resigns before she can be fired.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Eastside Elementary group marks anniversary of terrorist attacksChallenger K-8 kindergartners learn of bears, berries • McDonald's host breakfast for Eastside Elementary new teachers 

IMAGE CONTROL: Leaders of Palm Beach Royal Palm High use open house to try to convince parents the school isn't as bad as its reputation, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

NEVER MIND: A Manatee teacher who fought to get her job back after being fired inappropriately for "incompetence" decides to resign and leave the state, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SEEKING REFUNDS: A fight over Barron Collier High's band director leads the group to cancel a planned performance in London, the Naples Daily News reports.

7 INCHES, 45 MPH: A group of Manatee Southeast High students will represent the United States in an international competition of miniature Formula One cars, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:04am]


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