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Florida education news: FCAT results, class size, online grades and more



fcat.jpgCLEAN BILL OF HEALTH? Outside auditors find nothing amiss with the 2010 FCAT results despite superintendents' concerns. • Duval superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals says the explanations make no sense and hints the district might sue over the results, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Miami-Dade officials also have reservations about the results, the Miami Herald reports.

FOR-PROFIT PROBLEMS: A federal investigation finds deceptive recruiting by for-profit colleges including some that operate in Florida.

NEEDS MET: A school supply drive in Hernando exceeds expectations. 

SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENTS: The Times recommends Terry Krassner, Peggy O'Shea, Linda Lerner and Lew Williams for Pinellas School Board.

CAN'T MAKE IT: The Collier School Board joins the lawsuit against Florida's class size penalties after determining it can't meet the requirements, the Naples Daily News reports.

TRYING TO MAKE IT: Lake schools plan to hire 80 additional teachers to comply with the class size amendment, Fox 13 News reports.

HEAD START: Many Broward teachers head back to their classrooms early, and unpaid, to begin preparing for students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S GOING ON? Marion schools make it easier for parents to track their children's progress online, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LABOR NEWS: The University of Florida's faculty cuts a deal for 4 percent raises, the Gainesville Sun reports. 

[Last modified: Thursday, August 5, 2010 6:50am]


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