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Florida education news: FCAT results, anti-testing resolution, cell phones in schools and more

b4s_grad060612_225462c.jpegGO YOUR OWN WAY: A Pinellas family of triplets is divided at graduation time because each attends a different high school. (Photo special to the Times, Brian Blanco) 

DATA DUMP: Florida releases the final round of 2012 FCAT results. Details from Pinellas and Hillsborough, Hernando and Pasco.

CLOSED: Write-in candidate Ed Collins closes the Pasco County Republican primary for schools superintendent. This "sham" makes clear that Pasco needs to move away from an elected superintendent, the Times editorializes.

GOOD AND BAD: Hernando school finance officials say the district's budget shortfall is smaller than expected, but big cuts remain.

MOVEMENT GROWS: The Osceola School Board adopts a resolution urging less reliance on state testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Alachua School Board approves the same measure, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SAVE OUR SCHOOL: The mayor of a small town in Jasper County asks Gov. Rick Scott to prevent the School Board from closing down a local elementary school, WCTV reports.

TENURE TALK: Florida community college professors tell state officials they oppose potential changes to tenure rules, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHO'S IN CHARGE? The Lee School Board reluctantly approves changes to school cell phone rules despite its opposition after being backed into a corner by district administrators, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BURDEN: Manatee School Board members worry that new state teacher evaluation rules take too much time and money, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SHORTCHANGED: Volusia school district officials seek a change to the state's education funding formula, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 6:21am]


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