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Florida education news: USF Polytechnic troubles, anti-testing effort, student-athlete transfers and more



goodman_220114a.jpegDRAMA: A highly critical report on USF Polytechnic's finances touches off a chain reaction of anger and dismay. Gov. Rick Scott shares in the blame of allowing the troubled school to become independent, the Times editorializes. 

TOO MUCH TESTING: Hillsborough School Board members discuss joining a national initiative to reduce student testing.

'RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL': A Pasco high school science teacher faces suspension for alleged poor treatment of students.

FAREWELL: Longtime Hernando educator Dennis McGeehan retires after 38 years.

PROMISES KEPT? A committee looks into whether the Palm Beach school district is using special tax revenue as promised, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

REDUCE, REUSE: A Manatee middle school claims the world record for collecting recyclable plastic bottles in an 8-hour period, the Bradenton Herald reports.

JUGGLING ACT: Flagler and Volusia teachers find themselves doing more with less as their districts cut spending, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

UP TO THE GOVERNOR: High school athletic directors await Gov. Rick Scott's decision on a controversial bill that would change the rules for student athlete transfers, the Ledger reports.

MORE PLEASE: An Orlando school principal tells Gov. Rick Scott all the reasons why her school needs more funding to be successful during his visit there, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 27, 2012 6:09am]


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