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Florida education news: Julie Janssen's woes, teacher evaluations, charter school expansion and more



hs.jpegHAPPY DAYS: Pinellas high school seniors celebrate graduation • Zarin Hamid of Palm Harbor University High had special reasons to enjoy. (Times photo)

LAGGING BEHIND: Hillsborough Hispanic students are less likely to pass the FCAT than their peers in other parts of Florida.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen is seeing her support erode, and must take action before it's too late, the Times editorializes.

GRADING TEACHERS: Maybe Florida students should evaluate their teachers, too, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

BUDGET CUTS: Manatee teachers bear much of the burden as the school district reduces spending, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TOUGH CHOICES: Broward school district leaders need to be more creative and realistic as they move forward, the Miami Herald editorializes.

LET THERE BE LIGHT: The city of Cape Coral will add street lights to school bus stops for the fall, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NOW IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE: A Duval middle school closes its doors to merge with another campus, the Florida Times-Union reports.

THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT: Under new leadership, Orange County's Rosemont Elementary showed how schools can improve, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

WE WANT OUR OWN SCHOOL: Dissatisfied West Boynton parents consider creating a charter school to serve their community, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS: The Lake Wales charter school district commits to providing bus service to all of its students, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

TOO DARN HIGH: Monroe school and Key West city officials struggle to reach a deal on a middle school that violates city height restrictions, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, June 12, 2011 7:30am]


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