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Florida education news: First day of classes, FCAT cheating, professor tenure and more



b4s_portschool08231_187891c.jpegBACK TO SCHOOL: The first day of classes ran smoothly for Hernando and Pasco schools. • Pinellas Northeast High sophomore Shovon Greene returns to campus with a new heart. • A Hernando teacher accused of slugging an unruly student last year gets a new classroom. • USF president Judy Genshaft welcomes students back at the campus student center.

DON'T FORGET: Classes begin today for Hillsborough schools, with several new things to remember

DECISION DAY: The Pinellas School Board sets superintendent Julie Janssen's fate today.

BRANDED: A Fort Myers senior has her FCAT results invalidated with officials saying that while there wasn't proof she cheated, there wasn't enough proof that she didn't, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HIGHER ED CHANGES: Gov. Rick Scott says he wants to explore performance pay and an end of tenure for college professors, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NO DEAL: The Manatee School Board backs away from a land sale over a proposed $400,000 commission, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FILLING THE GAPS: PTAs try to provide supplies and support to cash-strapped Broward schools, the Miami Herald reports.

GET INVOLVED: Collier schools aim to get more parent participation as a way to boost performance, the Naples Daily News reports.

FORGET IT: The Florida Board of Governors scraps a plan that would have created geographic regions for university programs, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:15am]


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