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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Teacher unions, Florida education commissioner, school choice and more



union.jpgUNION DUES: The Florida House would ban school districts and other governments from using payroll deduction for union membership; a similar bill is moving through the Senate. 

TROUBLE AHEAD? If education commissioner Eric J. Smith is too meek a reformer for Gov. Rick Scott, then who?, the Times editorializes.

MORE TO COME: Gov. Rick Scott promises more changes to Florida's education system, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DOUBLE CHECKING: The Broward school district is making sure its rehiring of controversial Miriam Oliphant was by the book, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FROZEN POSITIONS: The Palm Beach district keeps many open jobs vacant as it looks for ways to save money, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Lee parents and district leaders debate the value of school choice options, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GETTING CLOSER: Manatee teachers and administration reach some agreements during impasse hearings, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CLASS SIZE: Florida lawmakers continue to seek ways to ease school districts' struggles with complying with state class size rules, the Naples Daily News reports.

EVALUATIONS: A dozen Volusia schools volunteer to pilot a new teacher evaluation system, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CONTROVERSY: A Rollins College student sparks angry debate with a newspaper column on immigrant children, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, March 25, 2011 11:30pm]


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