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Florida education news: Julie Janssen's two months, Florida's Hispanic achievement gap, high school sports and more



b0s_pinskulbd061511_179473c.jpgTWO MONTHS: The Pinellas School Board gives superintendent Julie Janssen two months to improve her leadership. The board should stick to its guns, the Times editorializes.

COMPROMISE: Hernando teachers agree to give up some pay and two paid holidays to help limit layoffs.

WHO'S IN CHARGE? Highlands School Board members grapple with the powers over principal appointments, the Sebring News-Sun reports.

ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Florida leads the country in narrowing the gap for Hispanic students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CHECKING FOR CHEATING: Palm Beach school officials review accusations of FCAT cheating made by the state, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Flagler leaders find no convincing evidence of FCAT cheating at a local middle school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

MORE DENTISTS: Florida university leaders will look into whether the state needs more dental schools, the News Service of Florida reports. 

CLOSED: A Lee private school that caters to skaters closes down amid investigations into its use of McKay Scholarships, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SAVING SPORTS: Duval convenes a committee to investigate ways to spare high school athletics from budget cuts, the Florida Times-Union reports.

UNDER FIRE: A Brevard high school principal retires rather than face investigation into improper actions related to his football coach, Florida Today reports.

STATUS QUO: Orange County schools are among a handful in Florida facing limited budget cuts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 24, 2011 6:57am]


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