Florida schools struggle to meet class-size requirement

A Florida law may force cash-strapped school districts to hire more teachers to reduce the size of core classes. More than $350 million is needed to implement the new class size law, but state lawmakers haven't included funding for it in their budgets. Instead, districts are moving to cut elective classes to free teachers for core classes or lay off nonclassroom employees, while lawmakers are looking at ways to sidestep or delay the class-size mandate.

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