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Florida education news: Single gender education, teacher evaluations, parent involvement and more



b4s_singlegender100_194793c.jpegONE MORE CHOICE: Florida educators gather in Orlando to discuss the benefits of single gender education as an option for some students. (Times photo, Tyler Tjomsland)

DO THE WORK: Paul R. Smith Middle School in Pasco County establishes a Zeroes Aren't Permitted program to help kids see the importance of completing their assignments.

GRADING TEACHERS: Hernando schools roll out a new teacher evaluation system based on new state law. • Central Florida arts teachers wonder how they'll be considered for merit pay, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Monroe district and union officials try to improve their working relationship, the Keynoter reports.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Parents must play a key role to improve Florida's education system, the Fort Myers News-Press editorializes.

EAT UP: Federal school lunch nutrition requirements might matter little if kids won't eat the food, the Naples Daily News reports.

PAY RAISE? Okaloosa School Board members will consider giving themselves $1,000 more in pay, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TOUGHER STANDARDS: Panhandle educators welcome more strenuous rules for Florida's prekindergarten program, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 9, 2011 8:26am]


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