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Florida education news: School choice, Advanced Placement, bullying and more



nal_1_sscov2_193551_.jpegCHOOSE CAREFULLY: Pinellas officials modify the district's school choice procedure again, this time to give priority to the first choice only. (Times file photo)

LOW PAYOFF: About one in three Advanced Placement courses in Hillsborough County schools have a passing rate of less than 20 percent.

TOP EMPLOYEE: Dell O. Barnes Sr. is named Hernando County school related employee of the year.

STOP BULLYING: A Dunedin high school student organizes an anti-bullying seminar for other students.

COMMON SENSE: The Hillsborough school district has taken a wise step in ferreting out students who have lied to get into schools outside their zones, the Times editorializes.

CUTS COMING: Florida lawmakers warn that additional reductions to school spending are imminent, the St. Augustine Record reports.

PRIVACY PROBLEMS: Universities in northern Florida and elsewhere struggle to keep their computer data secure, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SUCCESS: Once struggling Jones High School in Orange makes good on its promise to turn things around, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

UNEVEN PENALTIES: Punishment for misuse of funds in the Palm Beach school system appears to be varied and often dependent on a person's rank, the Palm Beach Post reports. With sidebar.

INFIGHTING: The Alachua School Board plays political games with its leadership and strikes some as childish, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 21, 2010 6:57am]


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