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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.

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.

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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