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Florida education news: School taxes, teacher evaluations, class size rules and more



200px-snakehead_britishcover.pngBOOK BATTLE: The Hernando School Board limits access to the book Snakehead after a parent complaint.

READ HIS LIPS: Florida Senate president Mike Haridopolos says Gov. Rick Scott's tax cutting plans are unlikely to moveCuts in education funding are likely, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FIND A WAY: The Hillsborough school district invites leaders from other counties to learn from its new teacher evaluation effort.

POLICIES NEEDED: A state audit cites the Pasco school district for failing to offer differential and performance-based pay.

TOP OF THE CLASS: New Weeki Wachee High's music lab is state of the artFor Rodgers Middle School students, writing as easy as A-B-C • Hernando County whiz kid in third year of college at 16 

TOP TEACHER: A Vero Beach teacher is named a finalist for national teacher of the year, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

JUST LIKE FLORIDA: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes following Florida's Charter Schools in the Workplace initiative, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

STUNG: A Broward assistant principal is caught up in an FBI fraud investigation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TRY TO COMPLY: Palm Beach school leaders continue to look for ways to meet the state's class size rules, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SETTING PRIORITIES: The Marion School Board says it wants more control in determining how maintenance funds are spent, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 13, 2011 5:59am]


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