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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Graduation rates, school class size, test results and more



b4s_pinteachin11191_150333c.jpgVISITORS EVERYWHERE: Volunteers flood Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco schools for the Great American Teach-In. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)

ON THE RISE: High school graduation rates in Florida and around the Tampa Bay area continue an upward trend.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Hernando County will honor its school-related employees 

MORE CHOICES: The University of South Florida adds new courses to its undergraduate catalog, the Oracle reports.

UNDERWHELMING: Florida's seniors perform below the national average on the latest NAEP test, the Miami Herald reports.

TIME TO HIRE: The Collier school district needs 223 more teachers to meet the state's class size requirements, the Naples Daily News reports.

NEW LANGUAGE: A revised version of legislation to change teacher pay, evaluations and contracts emerges in Tallahassee, the News Service of Florida reports.

HANDS OFF: An Orange County high school teacher resigns amid accusations that she had sex with students, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

OUTTA HERE: Daytona State College president Ken Sharples takes a $1.2 million buyout to end months of dissension over some failed projects, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FLYING HIGH: Santa Rosa Milton High launches its new flight academy, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

STILL WAITING: Florida high schools anxiously await the release of their state grades, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 19, 2010 6:14am]


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