The Panther

FCAT: Florida Continues Altering its Test

Michael Tandlich, Staff Writer

October 7, 2010

FCAT: the standardized test that comes once a year. FCAT: the assessment that students dread with utmost disgust. FCAT: the test that is here to stay. Nevertheless, it  underwent many changes. Of the bottom 25 percent of Palmetto students who took the FCAT mathematics test, 65 percent passed. However,...

Students think outside the lunchbox

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

October 7, 2010

“Skinny Bitch” didn’t make it on the best sellers list because of its clever book title. It got there because of the potentially life-changing content the novel struck the nation with. Authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the horrors of the food industry and provide a wake-up call to many...

Shrinking classes lead to rising tensions

Shrinking classes lead to rising tensions

Shannon Bush, Co-Editor in Chief

October 6, 2010

Thirty-plus students in an English class does not seem like a productive environment for either the cramped students or the swamped teacher.  That was the thinking behind the 2002 amendment to the Florida Constitution that set a 25-student limit on high school core classes such as math, science and...

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