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Florida education news: Advanced Placement, portable classrooms, alternative schools and more



CBAPCBLogo MIXED BAG: A review of Pinellas and Hillsborough AP scores, broken down by teacher, shows success rates across the board. 

GET INSURANCE, OR ELSE: A Florida legislative report suggests university students would benefit if the state required them to have health insurance, the AP reports.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Well, when naming a school, it helps to have a proposal that is appealing, Pasco School Board members say.

DROP THE 'INTERIM': Margaret Sullivan is now the permanent regional chancellor of USF St. Petersburg.

RACING TO THE TOP: Hernando leaders agree to sign the state's memorandum of understanding. • Lee and Collier are ready to follow suit, the Naples Daily News reports.

A LITTLE HELP: Florida State College helps some Duval high schools with math instruction to limit the number of students who need remediation later, the Florida Times-Union reports.

USE PORTABLES INSTEAD: Broward parents ask the district to count portables for class-size calculation rather than rezoning schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WORRIED: Some Okaloosa parents want more information about a proposal to close their school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ALTERNATIVES: Bay officials consider creation of an alternative middle school, the Panama City News Herald reports.

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: A struggling Orange middle school tries a new approach to get students and community better poised for success, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHOSE SIDE IS SHE ON? A Palm Beach mom who has spearheaded opposition to the district's curriculum plan joins forces with the superintendent on an initiative, raising questions among other parents, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Jen Engle of the Education Trust, co-author of the Access to Success report.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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