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Florida education news: Laptops, lawyers, testing and more



DIGITAL DIVIDE: The Pinellas school district begins distributing laptop computers to third and fourth graders.

NEW COUNSEL: The Hillsborough School Board's new lawyer looks forward to the challenge.

BULLYING: A Florida criminal case puts a spotlight on the national movement to curtail student bullying, Stateline reports.

SMART GIRLS: Female students at Lakewood Ranch High in Manatee dominate honors and accelerated courses, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? The advisory committee of Duval high school named after a KKK grand wizard will consider asking for a name change, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HANDWRITING LESSONS: Cursive handwriting falls out of Florida's curriculum as schools move to new standards, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TOO MUCH TESTING? Lee district leaders take a closer look at how much testing is necessary for students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. Families say their kids are getting stressed out, the News-Press reports.

SIT UP: A Lake elementary teacher buys yoga balls for her students to sit on in hopes they'll stop squirming around, and it works, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE: Santa Rosa and Escambia schools struggle to meet the state's class size rules, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 5:46am]


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