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Florida education news: School turnarounds, teacher evaluations, fund raising and more

NAL_BOCAOUTSIDE0516_121805c TURNING IT AROUND: Pinellas Boca Ciega High is one of three perpetual D schools that faces a major overhaul. (Times file photo)

RAISING FUNDS: Moon Lake Elementary in Pasco becomes one of a growing number of schools serving low-income areas to look to golf to help bring in extra cash.

TEACHER EVALUATIONS: Hillsborough's new teacher evaluation documents are up for adoption, giving teachers a first look at what how they will be rated.

NO MORE PENALTIES: Gibbs High teacher Sharion Thurman faces no more state sanctions over accusations that she stuffed the homecoming queen ballot box in 2006.

TIMES ED EDITORIALS: Pay to play plan for Hernando middle schools is fairMore boldness, clarity needed from Pinellas schools chief Janssen 

BETTER EDUCATION: Florida's move to mandate civics lessons and to increase math and science graduation requirements will help students even if it seems tough, the Tallahassee Democrat editorializes.

A TAXING QUESTION: Brevard school officials ponder with the public over whether to increase local taxes to cover class size needs, Florida Today reports.

DIVERSITY LESSONS: Keeping a school student body mixed is tough more than 50 year after desegregation began, the Miami Herald reports.

FCAT SCORES COMING: The Florida Department of Education finally advises schools when FCAT scores might be released, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO JOB LOSSES: Martin's superintendent says there's no need for layoffs to balance the district budget, the Stuart News reports.

SUPPORTING HIS HABIT: Manatee schools fire a teacher who was selling district equipment to pay for drugs, the Herald-Tribune reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Melissa Hughes, researcher and author on the topic of summer learning loss.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:02am]


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