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Florida education news: Janssen schism, Gates survey, pension lawsuit and more

GROWING SCHISM: Tension grows between Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen and School Board attorney Jim Robinson.

GREAT DIVIDE: An anonymous survey finds Hillsborough teachers have differing views on the district’s experiment with the Gates Foundation.
PENSION PICKLE: A judge rejects a request by the Florida Education Association to issue an injunction and segregate public employees' 3 percent pension contributions from the state's retirement fund.
MOSI MATH: A new exhibit at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry aims to make math fun.
VOCATION COMPENSATION: Broward County looks to save $1 million by cutting the pay of 59 vocational teachers to reflect the amount of time they actually teach, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
NEW LEADER IN LEE: Joseph Burke is sworn in as superintendent for Lee County Schools, the Naples Daily News reports.
STILL EMPLOYED: A top administrator at Florida State College at Jacksonville will keep his job after a moonlighting investigation, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ADVICE FOR NEW CHIEF: New state education commissioner Gerard Robinson needs to have the guts to advocate for students in the public school system and make sure the new merit pay system is fair for teachers, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2011 8:25am]


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