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Florida education news: History books, school grades, class size and more



SHORT LIST: St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner is among four people under consideration to become Florida's next lieutenant governor.

THE BOOK STAYS: The Volusia School Board will keep a world history textbook that has generated controversy for its lessons on Islam, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NO GRADE: A Gainesville charter school for students with learning disabilities wins its request to be considered as an alternative school in the state accountability system, the Gainesville Sun reports.

JUGGLING ACT: Polk schools continue to move students and teachers to meet state class size requirements, the Ledger reports.

BOYS V. GIRLS: Two south Florida lawmakers propose a single-gender classroom pilot program for Miami-Dade County, the Florida Current reports.

NO RUSH: Florida Atlantic University takes its time in developing online course offerings for students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAXES: The Lee school district considers asking voters to increase the local sales tax to support school construction needs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BUT THEY LIKE HER: Some Seminole parents and students call for the return of their popular but brusque math teacher who faces termination over her own behavior, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COMMON CORE: Several key state leaders support the new standards for Florida despite some public outcry against them, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

SEEKING AN EDGE: University of Florida officials look for ways to boost their state performance-based funding in coming years, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:51am]


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