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Florida school news: Imagine charter schools, Race to the Top, teacher accountability and more

B4S_Imagine050910_121015cIMAGINE THAT: The Imagine charter school system struggles to prove its nonprofit status in several Florida school districts including Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Hillsborough Community College takes a closer look at the man selected as the frontrunner to be its next president.

A NOVEL IDEA: A class of Tarpon High sophomores turns a simple question into novels

GRADUATION TIME: Pasco-Hernando Community College 

BUILDING TRUST: Florida's new Race to the Top memorandum of understanding deserves to be signed by all the stakeholders, the Times editorializes. More about the MOU from the Sun-Sentinel.

NOT WHAT IT SEEMS: Florida's graduation rates have excluded students shuffled off to adult ed programs, a practice that's about to change, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DEALING WITH IT: St. Johns school officials look for ways to incorporate the ideas behind SB 6, knowing the bill veto didn't mean the end of the push, the St. Augustine Record reports. • South Florida school leaders explore options for greater teacher accountability, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HELPING OTHERS: Martin school employees soon should be able to donate unused sick leave to others in need, the Stuart News reports.

MULTIGRADE CLASSROOMS: Sarasota schools explore mixing grade levels to meet the class size amendment, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TAXING QUESTION: Okaloosa school officials seek support for a half-percent sales tax to support capital projects, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

A LANDSLIDE: Two Kathleen High students overcome adversity to become prom royalty, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

NO GO: A judge rejects a request for the names of the Santa Rosa students who sued the school district over prayer, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:01am]


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