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Florida education news: Furlough days, FCAT cheating, evolution battle and more



void0.jpegFURLOUGH FIGHT: Pasco school employees reject the district's proposal for mandatory unpaid leaves. (Photo from KHON-2)

LET'S CHAT: The Florida Board of Governors invites USF officials to talk about the future of the school's Lakeland campus, and whether it should be a separate institution. 

CONTRACT COMPLAINT: A local printer says he can't compete with the Pasco school district's contract with prison-based services.

TOO TEMPTING: Tying FCAT results to teacher pay could lead to cheating, Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm writes.

EXCITED? Brevard teachers try to keep their spirits up despite many challenges as they return for a new school year, Florida Today reports. • Bay teachers get a pep talk to kick off the new year, the Panama City News Herald reports.

TOUCHY SUBJECT: Volusia teachers learn how to deal with transgender students, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

EVOLUTION VANDALISM: Some University of Florida professors say they've been targeted because of their pro-evolution bumper stickers, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Polk School Board freezes wages over a union request for raises, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

BAD FORM: The school treasurer at Miami Edison High is arrested for stealing school funds, the Miami Herald reports.

TOO MUCH TURNOVER? A Palm Beach board member raises concerns that too many principals are being reassigned, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FUND RAISER: The Manatee school district puts six properties up for sale, the Bradenton Herald reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:16am]


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