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Florida education news: Teacher battles, Common Core, class size and more



winterhaven_polk.jpegFLORIDA'S FIGHT: Florida teachers face many of the same challenges that led Chicago teachers to strike, but because of different labor laws must fight differently. (FEA photo)

PERSPECTIVE: Floridians need to take a broader look at what accountability means for schools and teachers, Times columnist John Romano writes. 

PREPARING: Lee County schools have already begun training teachers on the new methods associated with the Common Core standards, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DOUBLE CHECKING: Only a handful of Florida school districts take steps to ensure who's actually teaching students enrolled in K12 Inc. virtual courses, the FCIR/State Impact report.

FIGHTER: The new president of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association rarely backs down, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COTEACHERS: Some Sarasota parents worry about their kids' education as the district combines classes to meet class size rules, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TOO CLOSE: Almost all Flagler and Volusia elementary schools have multiple sex offenders living within a mile, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. 

[Last modified: Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:28am]


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