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Florida education news: Teacher evaluations, teacher retention, school lunches and more

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December

CHANGES: Pinellas school district officials want to revise their teacher evaluations to ensure they more accurately reflect results of the students teachers teach. • Hernando teachers question the value of their latest evaluations. • Some Duval leaders want to look more closely to see if their evaluation results match administrators' written observations, the Florida Times-Union reports.

RETENTION: Pasco school district leaders want to find ways to attract and keep teachers at their highest-needs schools.

INSIGHT: The Murray (Ky.) Ledger & Times offers some information on Florida education commissioner finalist Randy Dunn.

ON BOARD: Former Florida colleges chancellor Willis Holcombe accepts the job of interim president of Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MORE PROTEIN: The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to alter school lunch rules after many students complain they aren't getting enough to eat, the Naples Daily News reports.

TOUGH TASK: Lee school officials say it will be difficult to have the district go digital as the state desires, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FINANCIAL WOES: Audits show about 85 percent of Palm Beach schools have some financial irregularities, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

RUNNING LOW: The growing St. Johns school district needs to build schools but has run out of bonding capacity, the St. Augustine Record reports.

BAD IDEA? Florida public university professors are criticizing a proposal to vary student tuition by major, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 9, 2012 6:29am]

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