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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School intervention, teacher track records, graduation rates and more



A4S_gordon081910_136068d.jpgFIX IT, FAST: Pinellas Gibbs High School appears to be on the state's list of most troubled schools, requiring a major overhaul just as students are set to begin classes.

WORST IN THE NATION: A new report says Pinellas schools graduate fewer black males than any other large school district in the country.

GOING UP: Hernando school employees face a 9 percent increase in health insurance costs.

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Duval teachers union criticizes some school district spending decisions, reports.

FREE DEGREE: Florida Gulf Coast University offers a fully paid scholarship to students who successfully complete anew collegiate charter school in Manatee County, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ON THE EDGE: Collier superintendent Dennis Thompson still doesn't know whether the School Board will renew his contract, the Naples Daily News reports.

RIGHT TO KNOW: Parents should have access to their children's teachers' track record, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes. The debate continues in the latest LA Times story on the subject.

RESUME PADDING: A candidate for Charlotte School Board made misstatements about his education during his campaign, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BETTER, BUT STILL LOW: Florida's ACT scores rise but remain among the nation's lowest, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:09am]


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