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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School reform, teaching grants, lost revenue and more



duncan_144947a.jpgEYE ON REFORM: US Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits Tampa to praise Hillsborough County's version of school reforms, but a survey indicates that Tampa-area parents aren't sold on some of the key components. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)

HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD: The race for the District 4 seat pits system insider Richard Bartels against newcomer Stacy R. White.

LOSING FAITH: The Pinellas School Board gives superintendent Julie Janssen lower marks than in the past on her annual evaluation.

LAST-MINUTE SHUFFLE: Chaos ensues at some Palm Beach schools as they make their final push to meet the state's class size requirements, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BOOKSTORE SCAM: Three employees of the Florida State College-Jacksonville bookstore are arrested for pocketing the cash from a fake buyback deal, the Florida Times-Union reports.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: The Flagler Education Foundation marks its second decade of supporting innovative teaching, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STILL WAITING FOR SUPERMAN: Some central Florida educators screen the buzzy ed documentary and many aren't impressed with its point of view, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Some Panhandle school boards consider suing BP over revenue lost from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 8:34am]


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