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Florida education news: Merit pay, salary steps, teaching zoo and more



small.jpegRATING THE TEACHERS: Before beginning formal teacher evaluations, Pasco school administrators learn how to rate what they see. (Times file photo)

STATE SANCTIONS: A former Hernando teacher gets two years' probation from the Education Practices Commission.

BIGGER PAYCHECKS: Some Miami-Dade teachers see a bump in pay based on student results as the district debuts its merit pay system, the Miami Herald reports.

ON THE JOB: Broward's new superintendent pledges to improve the district's academic and financial performance, the Westside Gazette reports.

PAY DISPUTE: Teachers at a Palm Beach middle school are complaining that they are not getting paid to supervise study hall, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Okaloosa teachers file a grievance over skipped salary steps, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

BUILDING PLANS: Orange's new construction manager revamps his department to ensure school projects get done more efficiently, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL'S A ZOO: Santa Fe College is one of two colleges nationally with a teaching zoo, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TAX TIME: The Marion School Board considers two tax referendums to cover gaps in the district budget, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2011 6:10am]


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