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Florida education news: Voter registration, STEM lessons, Thanksgiving break and more



imgres.jpegSOME LESSON: Santa Rosa teacher Dawn Quarles awaits her fate after getting her government students to register to vote and then turning in their forms late. 

GRAD RATES RISE: Florida announces higher high school graduation rates for 2011, but the numbers are headed for a fall when the formulas change again next year. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

MORE SCIENCE: University system chancellor Frank Brogan says higher education must place more focus on science and technology while not losing sight of the liberal arts, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PAY PRINCIPLE: The Manatee School Board refuses to pay an administrator as much as the superintendent recommends, the Herald-Tribune reports.

POWER PLAY: Orange County Hispanic residents say new political districts for School Board seats will dilute their influence in elections, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LONGER BREAK: Manatee schools will move to a five-day Thanksgiving break because of absenteeism around the holiday, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TOP COLLEGE: A think tank names Valencia College the nation's top community college, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE HAZING: Three FAMU marching band members are arrested over a hazing incident, the AP reports.

SERVICE DENIED: A group sues Palm Beach State College, contending it does not follow state law allowing the homeless to attend tuition-free, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6:16am]


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