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Florida education news: GED in Spanish, FCAT, STEM lessons and more

b2s_spanishged05201_223195c.jpegOPTIONS: Some Spanish-speaking Hillsborough teens turn to the GED in Spanish as a different path to high school completion. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace) 

BACKGROUND CHECKS: USF changes its professional conduct policy to make it easier to discipline faculty who violate it.

TOO MUCH EMPHASIS: Florida's focus on the FCAT hurts education, columnist John Romano writes. Several other opinionators share similar views - Tom Tryon (Herald-Tribune), Jackie Pons (Leon Co. superintendent), Andrew Spar (Volusia Teachers Association), Daytona Beach News-Journal editorial staff.

FAKE PROGRAM: Two Florida state senators create a fictional program at FAMU to pass millions to nonprofit organizations, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LIVE IT: Collier educators learn how to incorporate STEM into lessons and life, the Naples Daily News reports. 

ON THE LIST: Monroe's interim superintendent remains a top choice for the permanent appointed position despite not meeting all the job qualifications, the Keynoter reports. 

STONEWALLED: An applicant for a Monroe schools job accuses a top administrator of trying to tank her application, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 20, 2012 7:28am]


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