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Florida education news: High school community service, FCAT scoring, superintendent selection and more



nal_paint091910_140475c.jpgGIVING BACK: Pinellas high school students find that community service hours help bolster their college applications. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle) 

FOLLOW UTAH: A member of the Utah Board of Education suggests in an op-ed piece for the Salt Lake Tribune that Florida should emulate Utah's education system, and not the other way around.

FIXING IT: The CEO of NCS Pearson says his company is making improvements to the way it scores the FCAT, the AP reports.

DUH: An Orlando teen is arrested after two schools go on lockdown because of a fake explosive in his backpack, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NO MORE ELECTIONS? A new Martin County PAC seeks to have their schools superintendent appointed rather than elected, the Stuart News reports.

ON THE MOVE: Polk schools reassign 43 teachers, mostly because of class size rules, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about Amendment 8 (class size) with state Rep. Will Weatherford.

[Last modified: Saturday, September 18, 2010 6:23am]


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