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Florida education news: Class size, school capacity, academic rigor and more



LOOPHOLE: A recent change to Florida law allows school districts to get around the strictest part of the state's 2002 class size amendment.

OPEN SPACES: Several Hernando school have excess capacity.

STICKING AROUND: Hillsborough Armwood High School's third principal in a year pledges stability for the campus.

ADDED RIGOR: Two east Pasco schools will gain the Cambridge Program, an accelerated academic option that the region has lacked.

EARLY LEARNING: Pinellas County's first early education center is set to open in January.

TELL THE TRUTH: Florida political leaders owe it to residents to give accurate information about the Common Core, the Times editorializes.

WORK ETHIC: Manatee School Board member Barbara Harvey offers tutoring and life lessons to students in her Palmetto community, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WORTH IT? Florida prepaid tuition programs become more complicated for parents, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

RUNNING LOW: Santa Rosa schools face budget cutting as their reserves drop below state recommendations, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

FACILITIES FOR FACULTY: Florida State officials worry that outdated facilities might hurt their chances of luring top researchers and professors, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:41am]


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