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Florida education news: Teacher cuts, suspicious FCATs, scheme in Miami-Dade



JOBS IN JEOPARDY: The Hernando School District plans to cut more than 100 first-year teachers and more than 40 bus drivers after bargaining talks stall this week.

MAKE IT NEXT WEEK: The Pinellas School Board reschedules a meeting with superintendent Julie Janssen to talk about her performance.
DOUBLE CHECK FOR CHEATING: The state asks 14 counties – including Hillsborough – to look into unusually high numbers of erasures on FCAT answer sheets that might be signs of cheating, the Miami Herald reports.
BOOK ‘EM: Two Miami-Dade bus drivers are arrested and accused of conspiring to bill the district’s health insurance for phony medical procedures in a scheme that cost taxpayers at least $1 million, the Herald reports.  
POM POM PROBE: School officials in Boynton Beach vow to investigate allegations that black students were denied spots on the Palm Vista High School cheerleading team, the Palm Beach Post reports.  

[Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 7:33am]


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