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Florida education news: FCAT results, class size lawsuit, property taxes and more

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July

fcat.jpgFCAT CONFLICT: Florida school leaders cry foul at the Department of Education's selection of HumRRO, a subcontractor of NCS Pearson, to evaluate this year's problematic FCAT results. • The state should wait until the scores are fully reviewed before releasing school grades, the Times editorializes. • Manatee school officials say their FCAT scores appear to be fine, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Collier sees no problems, either, the Naples Daily News reports.

STILL NO DEAL: Pasco school employees are still waiting for an early retirement offer a month after it was supposed to have been on the table. 

PLEASE DON'T GO: Dunedin High students and parents ask principal Paul Summa to reconsider his retirement.

CAST YOUR VOTE: The Seminole High marching band needs your votes to win cash that would pay for its trip to play in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

BACK OFF: The Marion school district covers the costs of a principal suing a pesky parent for defamation of character, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

MORE MONEY: Florida Atlantic University's new president gives raises to all full-time employees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE SUIT: Miami-Dade considers joining a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to properly fund class size reduction, the Miami Herald reports. • Palm Beach also is looking at participating, the Palm Beach Post reports.

READ THEIR LIPS: The Martin School Board rejects the superintendent's proposed new 0.25-mill property tax, the Stuart News reports. • Manatee School Board members are showing a similar reluctance, the Herald-Tribune reports.

READY OR NOT? As Florida moves toward computerized FCAT testing, just two districts say they're ready, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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