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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Bay area schools slip, FCAT cheating denied, missing gear in Pasco and more

SLIPPING: The Hernando, Hillsborough and Pinellas school districts fall in a ranking of Florida school systems.

NO CHEATS HERE: Hillsborough school officials say a higher number of erasure marks on FCAT answer sheets at James Elementary reflect a test taking strategy, not cheating.
MOUSE CLICKS OVER CLASSROOMS: Hernando celebrates the first class of graduates from its new eSchool franchise.
GONE MISSING: Pasco school officials create a list of missing equipment worth $58,000 ranging from an old oboe to an Apple iMac.
CEO LEARNING CURVE: Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt probably needs to learn a little patience in his dealings with his bosses, the School Board, Times columnist Dan DeWitt says.
PAY UP: Want to take an adult education course in Florida? Be ready to pay, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
APPEAL FOR CONTROL: Duval County school officials ask the state to delay a takeover of four low-performing high schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FEARING FOR FUTURE: Union officials in Palm Beach County worry that younger teachers don’t appreciate the benefits of belonging, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CURBING ABUSE: New rules designed to combat high pressure or misleading sales tactics by for-profit colleges take effect this month, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.


[Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:41am]


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