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Florida education news: Teachers, superintendents, class size and more



A4s_teacherA032710_114435cWHO KNOWS BETTER? Three veteran Tampa area teachers talk about how they deal with constantly changing standards coming out of Tallahassee. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)

TWO SUPERINTENDENTS: Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen has two sides - the in-control insider and the wobbly handler of crises. 

FINGERS CROSSED: Hernando school leaders hope changes come to the Florida class size amendment so they don't have to go through with layoffs.

END OF COURSE EXAMS: Florida will begin field testing end of course algebra tests in May, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HE'S NOT LISTENING: US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan isn't saying anything about Florida's plans to drastically overhaul public education, Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss writes.

ELITE UF: A bill in the Florida Legislature would give the University of Florida special status, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SOME ART IS BETTER THAN NONE: Lee schools will partially cut art and music classes next year, the Naples Daily News reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:55am]


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