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Florida education news: FCAT testing, lunch prices, bullying and more

imgres.jpegFCAT FAILURE: Florida education officials lower the FCAT writing passing score for school grades as teachers say they weren't properly trained for the new standard. • Superintendents suggest the FLDOE should review its problem rather than just paper it over, the St. Augustine Record reports. • The state's education accountability system is losing credibility, the Times editorializes.

SEEKING SAVINGS: Pinellas school district leaders review ideas for cutting spending.

PROMISES, PROMISES: Pasco School Board and civic leaders discuss plans to seek renewal of the Penny for Pasco sales tax.

LUNCH LINES: Hernando School Board members are divided on how to increase cafeteria prices.

WHO'S ON BOARD? St. Petersburg College trustees aren't sure if they're still officially trustees.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Pasco High School valedictorian and salutatorian • Pasco High senior Patrick McCabe wins a full ride scholarship to MIT 

SAFETY CONCERNS: Miami-Dade parents worry that their children are not protected from bullies as the district investigates reports of bullying, the Miami Herald reports.

DROP IN: The Duval school district considers expanding its returning dropout program within schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

CHOICES: In Lee County, students like school choice while parents aren't so keen on it, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO CHOICES: Lake schools move to mandate student uniforms, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers prepare to rally for raises, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Seminole teachers get bonuses, but no raises, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:20am]


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