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Florida education news: Facebook, high school grades, National Board certification and more



imgres.jpegFACEBOOK FIGHT: Officials investigate a Facebook page that vilified Pinellas Thurgood Marshall Fundamental School, citing cyberbullying as a concern. 

FIVE MORE YEARS: USF president Judy Genshaft gets a pay raise and contract extension.

IMPROVING COMPREHENSION: Pasco High School finds success with a reading program that helps both its lowest and highest achieving students.

EASY FIX: Florida's new high school grading system was easy to game by including new criteria such as participation in Advanced Placement courses, the Miami Herald reports.

REBUILDING TIME: Lee County private schools launch efforts to increase sagging enrollment, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

THE V WORD: Lt. Gov.-elect Jennifer Carroll won't say 'vouchers' but stresses the need for change in Florida public schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ALWAYS A HERO: Bay schools safety director Mike Jones has been a respected leader well before his actions in a recent shooting at a board meeting, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. 

LESS MONEY, LESS INTEREST: The number of Florida teachers seeking National Board certification continues to dwindle with state incentives no longer in place, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 17, 2010 6:04am]


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