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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: FCAT cheating, pay-to-play school sports, education commissioner search and more

aaaelementaryschoolbell3.jpegBELL BATTLE: Foes of changes to start times and Thurgood Marshall Middle in Pinellas work to halt the proposal in its tracks.

A CLOSER LOOK: Pasco School Board members delve into more details of their agenda as they look for more ways to save money. 

THEY SAY NO: The Hernando School Board rejects superintendent Bryan Blavatt's proposed administration reorganization.

GRAD NEWS: Springstead High actor heads to Carnegie Mellon • One Marion high school features 11 valedictorians, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LET THEM PLAY: The Hernando School Board should impose participation fees rather than cut school sports, the Times editorializes.

NO THANKS: Indiana education commissioner Tony Bennett isn't interested in Florida's top DOE job, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports. The state was tight-lipped about whether any new candidates had applied, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FCAT CHEATING: A Seminole teacher resigns amid accusations she helped her students on the FCAT, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Manatee ends its teacher contract impasse after more than a year, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HIGH-TECH PERILS: Students can benefit from their high-tech gadgets or become distracted from the lessons at hand, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TOUGH CHOICE: Broward picks an interim superintendent from a field of one, the Miami Herald reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: The Seminole School Board sets new elementary attendance zones affecting thousands of children, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COMING UP: The State Board of Education meets via conference call this morning to pick an interim commissioner • The Florida Department of Education releases Algebra I end-of-course exam results today

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:08am]


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