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Florida education news: School without tests, sexting teacher, diploma mill and more



nal_skulwrite102410_146103d.jpgNO TESTS, NO HOMEWORK: Students at Suncoast Waldorf get their education without a heavy focus on passing exams. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)

MAKING CONNECTIONS: Pinellas community and school leaders listen to young black males about how they might improve their educational experiences.

FIGHTING THE MOVE: Lakeview Fundamental Elementary parents try to stop the Pinellas school district from moving their program to D-rated Gulfview Elementary.

30 PER CLASSROOM? Politifact examines a claim by No On 8 that says the passage of Amendment 8 would lead to classes of more than 30 children and finds it Half True.

956 INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES: A Seminole middle school teacher resigns before he can be terminated over complaints that he was sexting with a former student, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BACK OFF: Manatee school leaders reject Florida State University's demand that Southeast High School stop using the Seminole as a team logo, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DIPLOMA MILL: A Texas court shuts down an online high school with ties to Florida-based Keiser University, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

CHANGE OF HEART: Brevard officials reconsider a threat to close a struggling charter school, Florida Today reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an In Her Own Words feature with former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 23, 2010 7:45am]


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