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Florida education news: Accountability, personalized learning, class size and more



ACCOUNTABILITY: As frustration mounts, education leaders wonder whether Florida's accountability model can last as-is. * New state test reports for students and parents won't provide key information, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LEARNING: A Gates grant allows the Pinellas school district to experiment with personalized learning for students.

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: About 1,400 south Florida teachers apply for the state's latest bonus program, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SKIN SAFETY: The Washington school district becomes the first in Florida to install sunblock dispensers in schools, the Washington County News reports.

CLASS SIZE: Lake district officials agree to pay penalties if they again violate state class size rules, the Daily Commercial reports.

LIFE LESSONS: The Duval school district asks a social organization to help more students learn about making choices, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Palm Beach students are warned that their social media posts could have consequences, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Florida's superintendent turnover rate creates concerns for stability, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. * Alachua's superintendent overhauls his top administration, the Gainesville Sun reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Polk School Board will consider pay raises for noninstructional staff, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 5, 2015 6:48am]


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