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Tb_pasfirst_450 'WE WOULDN'T MAKE IT': Pasco school officials say the district could not meet state class-size requirements next year, given the current financial situation. Several Florida lawmakers, including key senators, say they expect more flexibility on the matter during their next session. (Times file photo)

FED UP: Volusia teachers plan a PR offensive to challenge their district's budget management, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DRESS CODE CONSISTENCY: A debate ensues in Duval about how the student dress code is enforced as a teacher is reprimanded for going over the top, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GIVING KIDS A CLUE: Some Panhandle high schools pilot a new financial literacy course, hoping to teach students how to manage their money, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TEACHING ENGLISH: Lee schools change some requirements for English-language learners, including a step that should shrink the numbers of students in the program, the Naples Daily News reports.

OUSTED, CUSTODIANS MIGHT SUE: Collier outsourced its janitorial services, and now the laid off workers threaten to sue the district, the Naples Daily News reports.

ON THE AIR: Martin will begin televising its School Board meetings, but not as live broadcasts, the Stuart News reports.

NO BULLYING ALLOWED: Following a newly approved state law, Lee schools unveil their new anti-bullying policy, the Cape Coral Daily Breeze reports.

TEACHER SUSPENDED FOR N-WORD: A Jackson middle school teacher uses the slur while discussing Barack Obama with his class, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

AROUND THE NATION: Smacked by an $84-million deficit, Dallas, Texas, schools prepare to lay off 1,100 workers, the Dallas Morning News reports. Los Angeles public schools have seen their district administration expand 20 percent in six years, the LA Daily News reports.


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