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Florida education news: Contract deals, back to school, FCAT and more



B2s_judge080109_78630d NEVER MIND: A judge lifts his gag order on documents related to a student rape that occurred at Walker Middle. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)

NO RAISES, NO LAYOFFS: Hillsborough's noninstructional employees reach a tentative contract deal with the district.

PASCO BACK TO SCHOOL: Meal prices rise  • Bell schedules change  • First-day preparation  • Another new elementary school for Wesley Chapel  • More

PINELLAS BACK TO SCHOOL: New year, new challenges  • New schools, new programs  • Open houses •  Transportation options  • More

HERNANDO BACK TO SCHOOL: How to registerBus routesKey datesMore

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: That Florida teachers are teaching to the test is no news, the Pensacola News-Journal editorializes. What's good is that the state is doing something about it.

MORE SPACE: Manatee expands its professional support center, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LEAVE THE MIXER AT HOME: The Miami Herald offers some tips on what you do (and don't) need in your college dorm room.

SEX ED DEBATE: It's hot all over Florida, the Naples Daily News reports.

THAT WAS EMBARRASSING: FAU quietly uses its building unnaming policy to shed the honors of disgraced people, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Maybe they should wait until a person is dead, just to be sure.)

JUST BE ON TIME: Flagler won't back down on new school start times despite complaints, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PLEASE DON'T GO: Polk aims to retain more of its new teachers, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with JoAnne Glenn, principal of Pasco's new eSchool.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:30am]


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