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Florida education news: Teacher evaluations, preschool expectations, charter school enrollment and more



money.jpegA LITTLE HELP: Hillsborough teachers get a bonus to offset some of the salary the state took to put into their pension program. 

BEST BAD CHOICE: Pinellas School Board members prepare to approve a new teacher evaluation model they don't like.

TIME TO EXPAND: Hernando's sole charter school gets initial approval to grow.

OUT OF CHANCES: Pasco teacher Maryann Verdi quickly wears out her welcome at Sunlake High and faces termination after multiple complaints. 

TOP OF THE CLASS: Land O'Lakes grad Kevin Temmer earns kudos for his animated film on science projects.

BIG GIFT: USF receives $25.9 million in donated software for electrical engineering programs.

NEW PRE-K STANDARDS: The Florida Board of Education places higher expectations on preschools that get state money for prekindergarten programs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENT CRITICIZED: An external report finds Martin superintendent Nancy Kline created a hostile work environment, the Stuart News reports.

LIVELY DEBATE: Supporters and opponents of Florida's education reform model, including former governor Jeb Bush, debate in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE BAD NEWS: Sarasota schools face a fifth straight year of budget declines, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FIGHTING FOR REPRESENTATION: A new group forms to push for improved academic performance of Hispanic students and more Hispanic leaders in the Palm Beach school district, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

HEADED TO CHARTERS: Miami-Dade and Broward traditional schools lose enrollment to growing charter schools, the Miami Herald reports.

LOOKING (FAR) AHEAD: Lee school officials project school grades for 2016 to begin preparing to avoid the worst case scenarios, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:14am]


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