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Florida education news: Teacher evaluations, performance pay, free lunches and more



herteach082111a_187629c.jpegWHERE THEY BELONG: Two Hernando teachers — one younger, one older — say teaching is their calling despite all the political changes affecting their profession. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

NEW CHALLENGES: Pasco County principals prepare to begin new teacher evaluations at the same time they'll also be evaluated in a new way. Several schools will have new principals for the new year.

BE SMART: Pasco school officials offer hints for getting kids safely to and from school.

GROWING STRONG: Flagler and Volusia see their charter schools expand as parents seek options for their children, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

WHAT ABOUT US? Florida educators who don't teach courses directly related to the FCAT worry about how new performance pay laws will affect them, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FIND IT ONLINE: Florida high school students must take a virtual course to graduate beginning this year, a requirement that's not universally praised, the Miami Herald reports.

GET TO THE HUB: Some Manatee parents are upset with the school district's new bus stop system for special programs, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MORE POVERTY: Collier and Lee schools prepare for an explosion in numbers of students getting free and reduced price meals, the Naples Daily News reports.

KEEPING WATCH: Jacksonville's mayor hires the city's first education commissioner, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PRICEY PLAN: Palm Beach schools expect to spend about $19 million to comply with class size rules, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Florida university students turn to online services to find compatible roommates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

RECORD NUMBERS: St. Johns schools expect their largest enrollment ever as one of Florida's few growing districts, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:15am]


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