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Florida education news:Teacher evaluations, saggy pants, sex education and more



images.jpgQUICK TURNAROUND: Florida school districts have four months to create a new teacher evaluation system. (Times file photo)

MAKE THE INVESTMENT: It's unfair to ask Florida college students to pay more tuition while lawmakers cut funding for higher education, the Times editorializes.

PULL UP YOUR PANTS: Florida lawmakers prepare to ban saggy pants in public schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FCAT TIME: Students begin taking the annual Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test next week, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Martin teachers arrive at a contract settlement with the district, the Stuart News reports. 

PENSION CHANGES: The Florida House and Senate approve bills to require teachers and other state employees to pay into their pension funds, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO SEX IN SCHOOL: Flagler residents disagree about the school district's sex education curriculum, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

INTERNET SAFETY: Alachua schools begin teaching students about Internet safety as early as kindergarten, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas School Board member Terry Krassner.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 9, 2011 6:34am]


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