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Florida education news: USF-St. Petersburg, Pasco superintendent race, salary steps and more



usf_1_234349a.jpegGOING SOLO? Talk arises about whether USF-St. Petersburg should seek its independence. (Times photo, Chris Zuppa) 

PANTS ON FIRE: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino gets it wrong in her latest campaign attack against challenger Kurt Browning.

DESERVING BETTER: Hillsborough School Board members seeking reelection needed to give superintendent MaryEllen Elia more and better feedback on her evaluation, the Times editorializes.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers ask for up to six salary step increases in the coming year to make them "whole," the Palm Beach Post reports.

FALLING SHORT: Lee English-language learners don't make enough academic progress despite the district's use of a $1 million grant for that purpose, the Naples Daily News reports.

NO PLACE TO GO: Students at Lee's Richard Milburn Academy charter school show up for classes to learn the district had closed the school, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

INVESTIGATION: The Ocala Star-Banner looks at why law enforcement got involved in a political dispute over the Marion superintendent's election.

WORTH IT? Monroe School Board members remain resistant to spending money to join the Florida School Boards Association, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:13am]


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