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Florida education news: FCAT, class size, summer reading and more



A4s_gradprank061210_126107dWHO'S THAT GUY? Seminole High grad Brett Maddox poses as a St. Pete High graduate during the school's commencement. (Photo special to the Times)

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STILL READING: Fox Hollow Elementary School students clamor for the Sunshine State Young Readers list as they leave school for the summer.

DUMP 'EM: The Florida Department of Education should consider replacing NCS Pearson over FCAT result delays, the Stuart News editorializes. • The delay is causing scheduling and hiring problems for Alachua schools, the Gainesville Sun reports.

NOT YOUR MONEY: A Duval school cafeteria manager is arrested over $8,000 in missing school funds, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CLASS SIZE FIXES: Flagler school officials come up with four plans to meet the final stage of Florida's class size amendment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Meanwhile, the Florida School Boards Association and the state superintendents association are considering a lawsuit to stop a new law that exempts charter schools from the class size rules, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

WHISTLEBLOWERS? Two Orange school auditors face dismissal over the release of a highly critical review of the district's construction department, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

LABOR NEWS: The University of Florida offers raises to faculty and staff, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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