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Florida education news: Teacher training, school impact fees, merit pay and more



imgres.jpegTOP TEACHERS: The Hernando County school district will name its teacher of the year on Friday. 

TEACHER TRAINING: Education reform in Florida and the United States must reach colleges of education to be effective, David R. Colburn and Brian Dassler write in an op-ed for the Times.

NOT INTERESTED: The reform ideas gaining most traction among Florida lawmakers are least accepted at a south Florida education summit, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

NO GO: The Collier School Board delays contract renewal for 15 top administrators tied to the outgoing superintendent, the Naples Daily News reports. 

NEVER GIVE UP: A mentorship program helps Immokalee teens whose families have no history of college move into higher education, the Naples Daily News reports.

A LITTLE HELP: The Martin school district seeks higher education impact fees, the Stuart News reports.

ROADBLOCKS: A charter school group accuses the city of Lynn Haven of standing in its path to opening, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SETTING BOUNDS: The Florida Keys Community College establishes a "no fraternization" policy, the Keynoter reports.

MERIT PAY: Florida lawmakers begin crafting a new bill that would tie teacher pay to student performance, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

[Last modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:02am]


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