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Florida education news: Penny for Pasco, sex education, teacher performance pay and more



paspenny101412a_243754c.jpegPENNY FOR PASCO: The Pasco school district would make major infrastructure improvements to several aging schools if voters renew a local sales tax. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

SEX ED: The Monroe school district drops its "abstinence only" sex education curriculum and adds contraception to the lessons, the Keynoter reports.

STEEP CLIMB: Florida school districts struggle to incorporate new merit pay, performance evaluation and contract rules for teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • A complicated "value-added" rating system takes effect soon amid confusion and controversy, Florida Today reports.

NO SHOW: The president of Florida State College at Jacksonville skips a meeting he had set to answer student questions, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CHARGED: The Florida Board of Education faces continued criticism over its new race-based academic goals, the Miami Herald reports.

GOING DOWN: Treasure Coast school districts see top salaries decrease, which makes it harder to compete for top job applicants, the Stuart News reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 14, 2012 5:32am]


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