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Florida education news: School grades, student prayer, YouTube videos and more



imgres.jpegFAILURE REDEFINED: A proposal to change Florida's school grading criteria has many more schools looking at F's and many education leaders crying foul. The proposed system would destroy public schools, the Miami Herald editorializes.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: The Pasco School Board settles on a 2012-13 calendar that includes five days off for Thanksgiving.

USF POLY ON TAP: The Florida Senate is set to decide whether to accelerate the independence of USF's Lakeland campus. Tampa Bay area lawmakers need to stand up for what's right for USF, the Times editorializes.

REELECTED: Jean Clements wins a fifth term as Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Asssociation president.

GET TO THAT SCHOOL, DUDE: The Hernando school district implements a new computer system to keep track of maintenance needs.

LET US PRAY: A bill to allow student-led prayer at public schools advances to its final stop in the Florida Legislature, the News Service of Florida reports. 

LABOR NEWS: Indian River teachers lose some bonuses and supplements during an impasse hearing before the School Board, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

KEEP IT IN-HOUSE: The Palm Beach School Board rejects outsourcing services to cut costs, the Palm Beach Post reports.

VIRAL VIDEOS: Schools in Alachua and Palm Beach deal with students making racially insensitive YouTube videos about other students, both the Gainesville Sun and Palm Beach Post report. 

[Last modified: Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:13am]


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