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Florida education news: Achievement gap, high school grades, teacher selection and more



514248978_f2d4663da1 CLOSING THE GAP: A "Dream Team" of community volunteers forms in St. Petersburg to help three high-minority schools — Gibbs High, Baypoint Middle and Maximo Elementary — overcome the achievement gap.

DO THE RIGHT THING: Hernando should let the Pasco and Citrus students who were incorrectly enrolled at Nature Coast Technical High remain there, the Times editorializes.

MORE THAN THE FCAT: Florida's new, more detailed method of grading high schools is about to begin, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ON A MISSION: Gadsden schools aim to overcome a culture of failure, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

USE IT OR LOSE IT: Manatee looks at reducing the amount of unused sick leave it will pay to retiring teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

REINVENTING EDISON: Miami's Edison Senior High — one of Florida's most struggling schools — will reopen with a new name, new curriculum, new look and a hope that all this will work to turn the school around, the Miami Herald reports.

EVERYBODY SHIFT: Orange considers redrawing the attendance zones of all its schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHO'S YOUR TEACHER? Manatee and Sarasota schools spend a lot of time trying to match students to the right educator, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:32am]


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