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Florida education news: FCAT violations, summer school, Gay-Straight Alliance and more



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PROCTORING PROBLEMS: A Pasco alternative school teacher faces unpaid suspension for recording activities in the room where she was administering the FCAT to two misbehaving students.

ON BOARD: The Marion School Board adopts its own slightly altered version of the resolution urging less reliance on testing, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. 

MARKET SHARE: The Broward school district prepares to open its own charter schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

REASSIGNED: Leaders in Miami-Dade's mental health and crisis management department are removed amid an investigation into overuse of the Baker Act against students, the Miami Herald reports.

KEEPING UP: Many northeast Florida parents whose children have special needs keep their kids in school over the summer so they don't lose their learning, the Florida Times-Union reports.

VIOLATION? The State Attorney's Office in Fort Myers begins investigating alleged Sunshine Law violations by three Martin School Board members, the Stuart News reports.

MINOR ADJUSTMENTS: The Volusia School Board will keep its "pass to play" policy intact but will look at small tweaks to make it a little more flexible, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

UNWANTED: Marion School Board members say they don't want a Gay-Straight Alliance at any school, but vote to allow one anyway for fear of losing a lawsuit, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:16am]


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