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Florida education news: Banned books, charter schools, class size laws and more



psc_bannedbooks0928_192994c.jpegDON'T READ THAT: Teachers at Moore-Mickens Education Center use Banned Books Week to get students talking about reading and the meaning of books. (Times photo, Michele Miller) 

SEEKING A SUPERINTENDENT: Members of the public offer the Pinellas School Board ideas about what type of leader to choose.

COMMON SENSE CHANGES: President Obama's changes to No Child Left Behind should improve the effort to improve truly failing schools, the Times editorializes.

THANKS A LOT: Lawmakers and school officials offer each other much praise at the Pasco County delegation meeting, but another message comes through clearly, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

SHUTTING DOWN: Manatee officials move to close the Richard Milburn Academy charter school after a review showed the school failed to meet graduation requirements, the Bradenton Herald reports.

OPENING UP: The Broward School Board considers opening its own charter schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers overwhelmingly ratify a new contract, the Naples Daily News reports.

SUSPENDED, NO PAY: Lee officials negotiate a plan giving the superintendent authority to suspend an employee without pay pending a termination hearing, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

STILL HIRING: The Palm Beach school district spends millions more to comply with Florida's class size laws, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CHANGING THE RATINGS: More teachers will get "unsatisfactory" marks under Orange County's new evaluation system, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:54am]


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