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Education Commissioner to Handle Class Sizes

Posted: 01/18/2011 - PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Board of Education says the state's education commissioner and the Legislature will deal with school districts violating class-size limits.

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Bomb Threat at Cottonwood High School

Updated: 01/13/2011 - A bomb threat at a local high school has Houston County Sheriff Deputies inspecting the campus. Deputies stayed at the school Thursday evening, because student safety is first priority.

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4 Florida Districts Receive Grants

Posted: 01/10/2011 - Four more county school districts and the University of Florida's laboratory school have been approved for shares of Florida's $700 million federal Race to the Top Grant.

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Birmingham Schools Face $30 Million Deficit

Posted: 01/02/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham school officials say the city school system faces a $30 million deficit in the coming fiscal year with no reserve fund to make up the difference.

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Dothan High Students Give Back

Posted: 12/24/2010 - Dothan High School Honor Society members joined forces with the Yes We Can! group to enhance the Dothan City Schools Clothes Closet.

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AEA Seeks Dismissal of Payroll Deductions Lawsuit

Posted: 12/24/2010 - The Alabama Education Association is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit it filed over an attempt by Gov. Bob Riley's administration to end payroll deductions for the political action committees of AEA, the Alabama State Employees Association and the Alabama State Troopers Association.

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Tenure Debate

Posted: 12/17/2010 - A recent study indicates the majority of Americans believe it's too difficult to fire bad teachers.

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More States Allowing Students to Opt out of P.E.

Updated: 12/16/2010 - Physical education seemed to be a staple in schools throughout the nation but with budget cuts and more leniencies, students are finding it easier to opt out of the daily class.

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Birmingham, Alabama Terminates Diploma Contract

Posted: 12/15/2010 - The Birmingham Board of Education has terminated its contract with a company it hired less than six months ago to start a program allowing high school dropouts to earn a diploma

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