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Florida education news: College costs, school reforms, achievement gap and more



d4s_collegerecruiti_183307c.jpgSEEKING NEW BLOOD: Major companies look for talent at USF as they look to a future filled with retiring employees. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)

TELL US MORE: Florida college and university leaders criticize as incomplete a new federal database that looks at the cost of higher education. 

SHAKEUP: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen reorganizes the district communications office without alerting board members or advertising positions.

INTEGRITY INTACT: FSU's deal with the Koch foundation could have gone awry, but it didn't, a faculty review concludes.

TIME FOR LIMITS: Florida needs to rein in the competition among its universities, the Times editorializes.

WAIVER WAVER: The Florida Department of Education changes its position on allowing Duval one more year to try to improve its struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. The DOE takes a similar stance on two Miami-Dade high schools threatened with closure, the Miami Herald reports.

BRIDGING THE GAP: A panel including Michelle Rhee and incoming commissioner Gerard Robinson talks about ways to improve Hispanic student achievement, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Said Robinson: "We don't have an achievement gap problem, we have a political crap problem."

SAFE FOR NOW: Experts say Miami Dade College faces little real threat of losing its accreditation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pasco schools principal Kara Smucker, who has been selected to turn around an F-rated elementary school.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:23am]


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