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Florida education news: FCAT cut scores, portable classrooms, career academies and more



imgres.jpegSEEKING COMPROMISE: The Hillsborough teacher who balked at the working with the district's chosen evaluator looks for a deal that could get him back in the classroom.

RESEARCH GRANT: USF gets another $60 million to expand its study of diabetes.

FCAT SCORES: The Florida Board of Education heard from a variety of educators but took no action in trying to decide just how high to set the new FCAT cut scores, the Gainesville Sun reports. Lee officials call the proposals a "marketing nightmare," the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More on the issue from the Florida Times-Union.

SUPPLEMENTING SCHOOL: Many St. Johns teachers continue to buy classroom supplies with their own money despite the tough economy, the St. Augustine Record reports.

TO RAISE, OR NOT TO RAISE? Manatee School Board members oppose a proposed 9 percent raise for an employee getting a promotion from department assistant director to director, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo is under investigation by two state agencies, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STILL IN PORTABLES: Hundreds of Manatee students remain in portables nearly a decade after taxpayers supported a tax to eliminate them, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CHARTER COMPETITION: Florida and a non-profit put up millions for charter schools, the Miami Herald reports.

TEACHER RESIGNS: A Flagler teacher quits amid allegations he used district computers to view pornography, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LEARN A CAREER: Polk high schools look to boost career academy enrollment, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:23am]


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