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Florida education news: Teacher benefits, FCAT scores, Race to the Top and more



B4s_skulinsure06271_128363cCUTTING BENEFITS: School teachers across the Tampa area face the possibility of shrinking health insurance benefits as their districts look to cut expenses. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)

THE COST OF FCAT: Hernando officials say the delay in FCAT results will cost the district much more than postage as vacationing employees will have to come in to sift through the data. • Lee schools face a similar situation, the Fort Myers News Press reports. • So do Alachua schools, the Gainesville Sun reports. • What happened? The Palm Beach Post reviews the scoring problems.

STILL IN THE RUNNING: Levy schools still might participate in the Race to the Top even though the teachers union didn't sign on, the Chiefland Citizen reports.

OUR SCHOOLS STINK: A survey of Duval parents shows they think their public school quality is declining, the Florida Times-Union reports.

KICKING IN: The Sun-Sentinel reviews all the new education laws taking effect July 1.

LESS MARKETING: Brevard Community College cuts its advertising budget, Florida Today reports.

IT'S OFFICIAL: FAMU is coming to Crestview, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT? Several agencies investigate the head of Orange's construction division, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE: St. Johns officials say they aren't sure the district can afford full implementation of the class size amendment, the St. Augustine Record reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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