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Florida education news: Merit pay lawsuit, school milk rules, declining SAT scores and more



judgepic7.jpegDO IT RIGHT: Two Pinellas teachers are among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that Florida's new merit pay/teacher evaluation law is unconstitutional

PLEADING FOR HER JOB: A Pasco teacher faces dismissal over accusations of foul language and inappropriate comments to students.

KIDS CAMPAIGN: Candidates for Hernando's new student delegate to the School Board make their case.

UNIVERSITY EXPANSION: The Florida Board of Governors laments a shrinking budget that makes it hard to complete construction projects. • The BOG should stand up to Sen. J.D. Alexander's bullying on USF Polytechnic, the Times editorializes. • The board questions the need to open a new dental school at UCF, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

THINK AGAIN: Pasco teachers should not be held financially responsible for district technology assigned to them, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Bryant Elementary's principal honored for fundraising effortsGizmo simulations website a big hit with Challenger K-8 students • Video conference classes bring global issues to Freedom High • Powell Middle School's open house an eye-opener 

SPILLED MILK: The Collier school district is fighting a federal policy that requires schools to throw away unused milk daily, the Naples Daily News reports.

SAT DROPS: Florida's average SAT scores continue to decline, the AP reports.

DIFFERENT STYLES: A Flagler elementary school adds single-gender classrooms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers reach a salary deal with the district, the Naples Daily News reports.

NEW LEADER: A Chicago schools executive will be Broward's new superintendent, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:33am]


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