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Florida education news: Teachers of the Year, school board security, Race to the Top and more



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TOP TEACHERS: Colleagues and students at Schrader Elementary School say Dan Wolfe deserves the title of Pasco County Teacher of the Year. • Angela Kennedy is Hernando County's Teacher of the Year. (Times photos / Brendan Fitterer, Will Vragovic)

OFF THE LIST: Two years of hard work gets Hillsborough's Middleton High School off the Florida Department of Education's lowest-performing schools list.

MORE THAN A BUZZWORD: Pasco teachers union president Lynne Webb criticizes the district administration for failing to work cooperativelywith the employees.

ADDED SECURITY: Hernando School Board member Pat Fagan changes his mind, and tips the balance, in the discussion over whether the board needs more protection at meetings.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Stretching musical muscles • Mitchell High student win Scobee Scholarship 

RHEE ON TEACHER PAY: Rick Scott's informal adviser on education issues will testify in the Florida Legislature, reports.

NO GO: The Martin School Board votes down its staff's Race to the Top plan, the Stuart News reports.

MAKEOVER: University of Florida students aim to paint science murals at a struggling Alachua school, the Independent Alligator reports.

WHAT'S IT WORTH? A consultant recommends the Collier School Board pay its next superintendent more than the one who's leaving, theNaples Daily News reports.

LOSING HIS JOB? The Palm Beach School Board calls a meeting to discuss superintendent Art Johnson's contract, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HIGHER PAY: The director of Flagler's technical institute says he needs to be able to pay teachers more to keep them, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. 

SEEKING FEE HIKE: The St. Johns school district might request higher school impact fees, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:01am]


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