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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Catching up on cut scores, teacher shortages and more



MAKING THE CUT: The Palm Beach Post takes a look at the debate over passing scores for the state’s new standardized tests.

RESHUFFLING: A shortage of 70 teacher positions forces Lee County schools into some post-Thanksgiving staffing changes, the News Press reports.

INVENTION: A University of Central Florida doctoral student is working on a portable drug testing device that could come in handy for law enforcement officers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

THE SAGA CONTINUES: A key hearing is set for Jan. 28 in the case of Bob Gagnon, the former Manatee County assistant superintendent who sued the school district for defamation, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HAS IT BEEN THAT LONG? With a small milestone today, Florida Gulf Coast University starts the countdown to its 20th anniversary celebration in 2017, the Naples Daily News reports.

SORTING IT OUT: Superintendent Nikolai Vitti’s plan for a new pre-K-5 autism center is debated in Duval County, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FIRED UP: Broward deals with fallout from proposed boundary changes and new programs, the Sun Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 28, 2015 7:55am]


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