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Florida education news: Florida education commissioner, teacher evaluations, Race to the Top and more



5856344215_ab1722fdd7.jpgNEW COMMISSIONER: Gerard Robinson, Gov. Rick Scott's choice for Florida education commissioner, gets the nod from the State Board of Education. (Photo from Florida Governor's Office)

NO ANSWERS: The Hernando School Board stalls in seeking solutions for a $1.4 million budget shortfall.

WISH LIST: St. Petersburg College sets construction project priorities, knowing many won't get done anytime soon.

HERE COMES THE SUN: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen's efforts to keep the public out of a meeting where she'll be reviewed are wrongheaded, the Times editorializes.

MARZANO'S METHODS: The Santa Rosa school district moves ahead with new teacher evaluations, the Santa Rosa Press Gazette reports.

NO CHEATING HERE: Manatee superintendent Tim McGonegal finds no evidence of FCAT cheating at a local charter school, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MERIT PAY: Miami-Dade teachers will be among the first in Florida to get performance bonuses under Race to the Top, the Miami Herald reports.

PAY CUT: Broward docks the $108,000 pay of a former janitor who teaches occasional cleaning classes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: An arbitrator finds the Palm Beach school district acted properly in taking away years of experience for hundreds of teachers, the Palm Beach Post reports.

OVERBUILT: Seminole schools face closure after the district built too many seats, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 6:43am]


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