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Florida education news: School improvement, charter schools, discrimination charge and more



ONE MORE YEAR: Hillsborough's Middleton High School gets another year to improve academically before facing a takeover, as superintendent MaryEllen Elia questions some of the state's Differentiated Accountability rules. 

her_rhyme092310a_141218c.jpgTOP OF THE CLASS: Road to reading their reason for rhymingGulf Coast Academy students pay it forward with social studies lessonsExpo at Nature Coast Technical High showcases colleges, careersPalm River students grow their own garden (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

A BOLD PLAN: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen offers some big ideas for refashioning public education that are worthy of thorough review, the Times editorializes.

SECOND CHANCE: The Florida Board of Education overrules Miami-Dade's closure of a troubled charter school, saying the school deserves more time to improve, the Miami Herald reports.

"SOFT SKILLS": The Santa Rosa school district will teach career academy students more about things like showing up on time and dressing properly, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

DISCRIMINATION? A Hollywood commissioner accuses the Broward school district of discriminating against poor children in its admission policy for two Montessori magnet schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LEAVE NOW: The Lee School Board tells superintendent Jim Browder to clean out his desk after he gives two-months notice that he'll leave for a job at Edison State College, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

STICK AROUND: The University of West Florida prepares to offer president Judy Bense a five-year contract extension, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:10am]


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