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Florida education news: FCAT delays, layoffs, high school graduation and more

Collection_scamPAY UP: NCS Pearson faces multimillion-dollar fines for its failure to provide FCAT results on time. At least one state senator calls for the company's firing. Duval school officials say the delay is no big deal, the Florida Times-Union reports. Santa Rosa leaders call the issue a big inconvenience, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

BAD JUDGMENT: A Hernando Nature Coast High teacher explains why he was swimming at with a girl student at her home when no parents were around.

GRAD NOTES: Twin brothers graduate at the top of Pinellas Clearwater High School's Class of 2010.

LAYOFFS: Broward announces the dismissal of more than 1,000 employees, the Miami Herald reports.

LAWSUIT: A Manatee school secretary sues the school district over a sexual harassment allegation, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Miami-Dade school leaders and students try to make new immigrants feel welcome, the Miami Herald reports.

CHARGE IT: Auditors find abuses in the Orange school district's credit card usage, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEVER AGAIN: The Santa Rosa School Board will consider changes to graduation policy after chaos erupted at one high school's ceremony, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07am]


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