How much math is too much for middle school, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Lee may add algebra to eighth-grade equation The district wants to join California in requiring high school math courses in middle school, but some parents worry it could ask too much of students.(news-press.com)
Smokers booted out of Orange County Public Schools – Orlando Sentinel The Orange County school board has banned smoking on all school grounds. (blogs.orlandosentinel.com)
Milburn Academy grabs attention of NAACP – Education – BradentonHerald.com The Manatee County NAACP wants to make sure minority students are not disproportionately effected by the possible closure of the Bradenton charter school. (bradenton.com)
No student grades online until January – Education – BradentonHerald.com A new computer system is not working properly, delaying the district from posting grades online. (bradenton.com)
Hernando, Citrus school districts snub Glenn Beck group’s Constitution booklets – St. Petersburg Times “It doesn’t matter what group it is,” Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt said. “The question is, are we giving out resources that are primary sources … or is it subject to opinions and viewpoints and selective choice of materials?” (tampabay.com)