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Florida education news: School grades, FAMU resignation, Republican National Convention and more



grades_2.jpegSCHOOL GRADES: Many Florida schools see their state grades drop as critics complain the many changes to the system render it essentially meaningless. More on Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas schools. The entire activity has been a big mess, the Times editorializes. The results matter, especially in real estate, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GONE: Florida A&M University president James Ammons resigns amid several school scandals. The change is overdue, the Times editorializes.

OBSTACLES: Hillsborough students attending schools near the Republican National Convention zone might experience longer bus rides because of the event.

FORGED: Former Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo is accused of presenting a forged document to boost his separation payout, the Miami Herald reports.

OVERSIGHT: The Palm Beach school district moves ahead with stricter controls on field trips after a school's band trip scandal, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

DEGREE DECLINE: The number of young Floridians with college degrees drops while other states see increases, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:20am]


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