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Florida education news: FCAT scores, FAMU Marching 100, all-girls school and more

fcat_222366a.jpegLIKE A ROCK: FCAT writing scores tank, prompting the Florida Board of Education to call an emergency session. Some superintendents call for an audit of the results, the Bradenton Herald reports. Meanwhile, south Florida parents sign petitions urging less reliance on the FCAT, the Miami Herald reports. More from the Associated Press. (Times file photo)

CLOSER LOOK: Pinellas superintendent John Stewart orders an investigation into the district's surplus property sales.The district needs to ensure it's not getting ripped off, the Times editorializes.

SUSPENDED: The FAMU Marching 100 is benched for the 2012-13 school year. FAMU president James Ammons should resign or be fired, the Times editorializes. Amid all this, the Bethune-Cookman marching band sees an uptick in applications, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PROTEST: St. Lucie teachers decide to work the contract to show they deserve raises, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports. 

DIFFERENT WAYS TO LEARN: Manatee authorizes its first all-girls charter school, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard's administration and teachers union have bad blood after a contentious year of negotiations, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:57am]


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