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Florida education news: School grading, parent trigger, adult education and more



jd_1_213118a.jpegRESOLVED: Florida lawmakers end their budget standoff with a deal for USF and independence for the Polytechnic campus. More on the budget deal from the Florida Times-Union. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)

EASING UP? Gov. Rick Scott says he will address concerns raised about new school grading rules. • Florida education leaders are right to press for higher academic standards, but not without funding to support the children who need a boost to succeed, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

GIMMICK: Florida lawmakers should abandon the parent trigger bill and instead put more money into public education, the Times editorializes. The Palm Beach Post agrees.

THE PROFESSOR IS IN: Social networking changes, but doesn't eliminate, the need for university and college professors to keep office hours, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

CHEATER? Martin superintendent Nancy Kline is accused of getting outside help to pass her superintendent certification exam, the Stuart News reports.

FOR SALE: The Palm Beach school district puts property where Al Capone once hid out on the market for $4 million, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STEEP DROP: Enrollment in adult education programs at Daytona State College drops by more than half because of state-mandated fees, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FINALISTS: Seminole narrows its superintendent search to four candidates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HOAX: Gainesville High deals with a bomb threat that was part of a nationwide scheme, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 6:10am]


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