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Florida education news: Double dipping, FCAT, English language programs and more



GOING NEGATIVE: Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino attacks main challenger Kurt Browning as a "double dipper."

POOR MORALE: A climate survey reveals major discontent at Pasco's Hudson Middle School

DEAL WITH IT: Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson tells a Duval audience that recent FCAT changes were necessary, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Polk County teachers say more parents should complain to state leaders about their kids taking too many tests, the Ledger reports.

TOO LONG: An audit indicates that Orange County schools keep students in English language learner programs beyond their need, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

'INJUSTICE': The mom of a Manatee student insulted by his teacher on Facebook calls the teacher's verbal reprimand unacceptable and calls for a tougher punishment, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ARRESTED: Former Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo faces 20 criminal charges including racketeering and money laundering, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EXTRA MONEY: The Brevard School Board asks voters to approve a half-percent sales tax for school construction and repairs, Florida Today reports.

PROPERTY BATTLE: The Okaloosa school district and the city of Valparaiso settle a zoning dispute on district-owned land, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:21am]


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