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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's education news: School uniforms, cuts to athletics, Florida's education model and more



Uniform A UNIFORM LOOK: Hernando explores imposing a student uniform from kindergarten through high school. High schoolers, not surprisingly, want nothing to do with this idea. (Photo from Education Week)

GETTING READY TO ROLL: Pasco's newest high school gets a full-time principal today, and her first mission is to hire some teachers.

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD: Some Miami students who attended the Rally in Tally are disappointed by the lack of attention many lawmakers gave them and their issue, the Miami Herald reports.

NO MORE FARM TEAMS: St. Lucie sports coaches worry that cuts to the athletics budget will kill the pipeline of talent from the middle schools and junior varsity, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

GOOD IDEA, BAD TIMING: The push to improve Florida's education standards would be more welcome if the state also weren't facing billion-dollar cuts to education budgets, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

MAKE EDUCATION A PRIORITY: The Ocala Star-Banner joins a growing list of papers curious about Florida lawmakers' lack of passion for pumping money into public education.

JUST LOOK AT FLORIDA: A conservative Nevada think tank tells its state leaders that the path to improved education is the Florida model, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

RULES FOR VISITORS: Palm Beach schools are public, but if you have a criminal record, you can't go near the students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT TO CUT? As the numbers worsen, Orange explores all its budget options, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GOING SOLAR: A Volusia middle school is set to move to solar energy and teach its students the science behind the technology, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:18am]


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