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Florida education news: Janssen under scrutiny, student Facebook comments, four-day school weeks and more



nal_janssen011010_102130c.jpegON THE HOT SEAT: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen faces a frank evaluation of her performance, which has been questioned lately. 

INNOVATION AT USF: The University of South Florida ranks among the top 300 U.S. institutions to receive patents.

REFORM MESSAGE: Newly appointed Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson must find the proper combination of school reform with improving the existing public school system, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Nature Coast Technical students convert car from gas to electricPine Grove students put on a parade of citiesDeltona Elementary students wave flags for protectors here, abroad 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The Polk School Board's lawyer tells members they can't restrict or control students' Facebook comments, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

ADMINISTRATIVE PAY: Attention turns to administrators' six-figure salaries as Manatee school officials look to cut spending, the Bradenton Times reports. • The district is looking to cut $11 million in spending, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FIRED: Broward lets go two embattled leaders of the district's transportation department, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Palm Beach fires an elementary school principal accused of stealing from her school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TROUBLE BREWING? Lee's newly appointed superintendent faces questions of whether he violated the Sunshine law in Monroe County, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Keynoter.

FOUR DAY WEEK: Marion's superintendent will ask his School Board to approve a four-day school week, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:39am]


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