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Florida education news: Education spending, college readiness, teacher evaluations and more



url.jpegBUDGET MATH: Lawmakers begin questioning Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to add $1.2 billion to the education budget, asking what he would cut to make the numbers work. More from the Naples Daily News. (Image from

COME TOGETHER: Pasco and Hernando school board members will meet with PHCC trustees to discuss ways they can combine efforts for students in areas such as dual enrollment and college readiness.

EATING GREEN: The science club at Pine Grove Elementary learns while watching its garden grow.

TIME FOR CHANGE: Pressure mounts in Tallahassee to improve the state's teacher evaluation system, the News Service of Florida reports. Leaders are right to call for a closer review, the Panama City News-Herald editorializes.

PUT TO THE TEST: Experts at Florida's education technology conference question whether every new idea really meets teacher and student classroom needs, State Impact Florida reports.

SHORT LIST: An advisory committee recommends five finalists for Manatee superintendent, the Herald-Tribune reports.

DEADLINE: Families have until midnight to apply for a Florida Prepaid college plan, the Miami Herald reports. 

LOOKING AHEAD: State College of Florida trustees discuss future expansion plans, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: The battle continues in Brevard over recommendations to shut down four schools, Florida Today reports.

ON THE HOT SEAT: A Monroe School Board member accuses a principal of making inappropriate change orders in a school construction project, the Keynoter reports.

SLOW DOWN: The Seminole School Board puts the brakes on proposed new school attendance zones so it can get more information, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Escambia district and teachers negotiate raises, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LOSING BATTLE: A Palm Beach teacher is recommended for firing over her use of district email to harass fellow employees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:19am]


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