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February

LAPSE IN JUDGMENT: Pinellas school officials find a teacher had inappropriate and unprofessional contact with a student, but not to the point of harming the student. They recommend a suspension without pay and a transfer.

WORLD LEADERS MEET AT FSU:
The university will host the UN's Alliance of Civilizations, marking a new level of FSU's international involvement.

TIME TO SIGN UP: Pinellas parents can apply for magnets, fundamental schools and academies beginning Monday morning. Here's a Q&A on how it works.

CHANGING THE GRADING SYSTEM: Senate Education chairman Don Gaetz wants to expand the measures used to grade Florida schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEADERSHIP WANTED:
Lee schools are on an "academic treadmill" under the current superintendent and could benefit from new blood, School Board member Bob Chilmonik writes in a column for the Naples Daily News.

LIMITED BY LACK OF SPACE: An older Palm Beach County elementary school struggles under crowding and hopes a long talked about plan to modernize the school moves ahead, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FOCUS ON FCAT: Palm Beach schools turn their attention to FCAT prep as the annual test approaches, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEGOTIATING WITH THE FEDS: Osceola School Board leaders hope to avoid a lawsuit over single-member districts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUPERVISION WITHOUT EVALUATION: For more than three years, Lake superintendent Anna Cowin has not completed performance evaluations of her top administrators, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MONEY MONEY MONEY: Brevard schools launch financial literacy lessons, reasoning that all kids need to know how to use money, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:34am]

    

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