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Florida education news: Value-added evaluations, flipped classrooms, saltwater aquarium and more



38321750001_1897536225001_101412teacherformula1.jpegNEW MATH: Several Tampa area teachers are upset and surprised when they see their new "value added" ratings. (Florida Today photo)

FLIPPED: With the help of computers and video, some Pasco educators walk away from the lecture model so they can better individualize their teaching.

GET TANKED: St. Leo University gets a 2,100 gallon saltwater aquarium for its new residence hall thanks to a popular Animal Planet show.

HEATED: The debate over Florida's race-based academic goals continues, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PARTY TIME: A St. Lucie high school that nearly lost its homecoming dance now faces controversy over the party's dress code, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.

FRAUD: A Marion school employee is arrested on charges of defrauding the school system, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:47am]


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