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Florida education news: Big school degrees, FCAT fines, teacher bonuses and more



nepotism_its_all_relative_hat-p148464481409726366tru5_210.jpgWHO YOU KNOW: An embattled Pinellas school district administrator faces more scrutiny for helping her daughter's boyfriend get a job. (Image from Zazzle)

THEY LIKE BIG SCHOOLS: Employers indicate they prefer to hire graduates of big universities including the University of Florida, the Gainesville Sun reports. 

PENALTY PAID: NCS Pearson has paid a $14.7 million fine to the Florida Department of Education over late FCAT results, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BONUS APPROVED: Palm Beach teachers accept a "pitiful" $500 bonus after failing to get raises, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Only about one-third of teachers voted. More from the Palm Beach Post.

WANT TO BE A SUPERINTENDENT? Lee County schools will need one now that superintendent James Browder has accepted a job at Edison State College, the Naples Daily News reports. He will resign his current post in November, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

THINK TWICE: Maybe Manatee schools should come up with a better answer to dealing with teachers who make negative comments than creating a controlling policy over social media use, Herald-Tribune columnist Tom Lyons writes.

DEMANDING SOME RESPECT: Palm Beach school bus drivers protest the way their supervisor treats them, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FIRED: Brevard schools dismiss the purchasing director for failing to report time off, Florida Today reports.

FIRED, PART II: A University of Florida professor is terminated for making inappropriate comments about women during a lecture, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:06am]


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