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Florida education news: Student issues, high-stakes testing, social promotion and more



herselby100211_193683c.jpegSTUDENT VIEWS: Tori Selby, Hernando's first School Board student representative, aimed to always speak on behalf of students during her term in office. (Times file photo)

PRESSURE POINTS: High stakes testing helps keep schools and students focused on academic success, and that's a good thing, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.

BEST PLACEMENT? Debate arises over the proper mix of education and counseling for students attending a Pasco County alternative school for at-risk youth.

REMEMBER: Students at Winding Waters K-8 in Hernando bury a time capsule in honor of the school's first year.

BUTT OUT: Pasco School Board member Joanne Hurley should let superintendent Heather Fiorentino do her job when it comes to running Connerton Elementary, the Times editorializes.

DEBATABLE: Some in Florida's anti-testing crowd are offering incorrect statements to back their position, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REALITY CHECK: Many St. John's teachers say their job isn't as creative or enjoyable as they expected it to be, the St. Augustine Record reports.

WATERSHED: Duval's community has an opportunity to make changes to vastly improve its school system, the Florida Times-Union editorializes. 

FLORIDA MODEL: North Carolina debates social promotion as its state Legislature considers adopting Florida's reading requirements, the Charlotte Observer reports. 

EVALUATIONS: The Duval School Board changes its superintendent evaluation method to make it more objective, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FCAT DISCREPANCIES: Alachua district leaders say the state minimizes child development issues in assessing FCAT progress, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, June 10, 2012 7:30am]


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