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Florida education news: FCAT, self-esteem, open meetings and more



imgres.jpegTOUGHER TEST: The Florida Board of Education prepares to increase FCAT passing scores despite some differences with superintendents. Test critics blast the proposal, First Coast News reports. (Times file photo)

UNION CHALLENGE: A Hillsborough teacher who has fought the district's new evaluation system will run against the union president who helped create it.

MESSY BUSINESS: A veteran Pinellas teacher is suspended without pay after reportedly using a hose to clean a prekindergartner with a dirty diaper.

DO THEY HELP? The Hillsborough School Board launches a review of the self-esteem programs they regularly contract out.

NO INVESTIGATION: The Pinellas school district won't open an internal case against a former teacher nabbed in a sex sting.

GO YOUR OWN WAY: USF trustees name a committee to help the Lakeland campus transition to independence.

IN THE SUNSHINE: Manatee School Board members deny they broke the state's open meetings law, but experts disagree, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: A new Edison State College board of trustees cannot resolve contract disagreements with faculty, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

NEW PROCEDURES NEEDED: Indian River officials prepare to change the rules about campus visits after a registered sex offender visits a school without first notifying the principal, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

REPRIMANDED: FAMU trustees officially criticize president James Ammons' handling of a recent hazing-related death, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ZONING WOES: Alachua parents complain about proposed new school attendance boundaries, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 9, 2011 6:13am]


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