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Florida education news: Textbook adoption, civics lessons, FCAT testing and more



imgres.jpegTEXTBOOK REVIEW: A Boca Raton group sues over new Florida textbook adoption law, which has just two people review school books for the state. 

GOING PRO: The Hernando Education Foundation seeks its first full-time leader.

BRIGHTER BUDGET: Pinellas officials add $7 million to the operating budget, perhaps meaning less need for furloughs.

COME TOGETHER? The Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition explores a merger with the Nature Coast Early Learning Coalition.

CIVICS LESSONS: U.S. students are not learning enough civics, and the country will suffer, the Times editorializes.

SLIDING SCALE: A new study shows Florida's FCAT is tougher than most other states' exams, but not as rigorous as NAEP, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

RESCHEDULING: Bay high schools examine the seven-period day to save money by eliminating teaching spots, the Panama City News Herald reports.

GOTCHA: Hundreds of Collier and Lee students are arrested at school, the Naples Daily News reports.

FIRING FIGHT: A Sarasota teacher battles to keep her job for a second time, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NIGHT SHIFT: The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office ends its role responding to incidents at schools, forcing the school district police to add overnight officers, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HIGH-TECH TOYS: Marion teachers learn about the latest classroom technology even though the district can't afford much, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:44am]


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