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Florida education news: Principal shifts, Haitian students, single-gender schooling and more



Pas_JimFarrelly0116_103259c DYSFUNCTIONAL NO MORE: The Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition has overcome years of problems to become a strong nonprofit, winning a local award from WEDU.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Pasco shifts principals and assistant principals for several elementary schools.

TOP PROF: USF professor Ashanti Johnson is recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring.

RACE TO THE TOP COMMENTARY: Broward's decision to stay out of the grant was wrong, the Miami Herald editorializes. • Palm Beach teachers were right to oppose the state's MOU, Palm Beach Post columnist Jac Wilder VerSteeg writes. • Nothing ventured, nothing gained, the Sebring News-Sun editorializes.

ONE MORE PARTICIPANT: Seminole makes an about face to join Florida's Race to the Top, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

READY: Florida schools are preparing for Haitian students to come, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

NOT UP TO CODE: More than 70 Broward schools can't prove they meet fire and safety codes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SEPARATING BOYS AND GIRLS: A Collier elementary school finds students perform better on writing when instructed in single-gender settings, the Naples Daily News reports.

THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: An Indian River Wal-Mart abruptly ends its work-study relationship with local special needs students, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Sarasota teachers union executive director Barry Dubin.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:47am]


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