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Florida education news: Bullying, academic 'time killers,' FCAT results and more




DEALING WITH BULLIES: Hillsborough schools have put in place several efforts to deter bullying in the months after a boy allegedly was raped by classmates at Walker Middle. The results so far are mixed, at best.

CLOSED: Bishop McLaughlin High closes as about 40 percent of the student body is out with the flu or a cold.

IN THE RUNNING: The race for Pasco School Board District 4 heats up.

DANGEROUS SHOW AND TELL: An Osceola High student is arrested for bringing an unloaded gun to a Pinellas school bus stop.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Berkeley Prep's science team shows it's not magic12 at Hernando High recognized for AP scores 

IT'S A MYTH: Demographers don't use third-grade FCAT results to predict Florida's future prison populations, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TESTING BATTLE: Palm Beach officials back away from a district-wide testing plan amid protests by angry parents, the Palm Beach Post reports. Unlike parents, principals say the plan will help students achieve, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

RENEWED INTENSITY ON ACADEMICS: Flagler schools do away with the "time killers" that distract from student achievement, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

IF YOU THINK MAP IS BAD ... Washington, D.C., teachers will see their job security tied directly to student outcomes, the Washington Post reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:37am]


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