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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Achievement gap, teacher contracts, magnet schools and more



ACHIEVEMENT GAP: A new report shows Pinellas black students failing at higher rates than those in most other Florida districts.

LABOR NEWS: Hillsborough teachers reach a tentative pay deal with the district.

MAGNET SCHOOLS: The Pasco school district plans two STEM middle magnets for the fall.

DEGREES: Pasco-Hernando State College issues its first bachelors degree.

LEADERSHIP: Former Florida education commissioner Betty Castor calls for a return to an elected commissioner, WUSF reports.

LANGUAGES: Broward's chief academic officer discusses the pros and cons of counting computer coding as a foreign language, Here and Now reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Some east Collier residents worry about traffic impacts of a proposed new charter school, the Naples Daily News reports.

DON'T BE LATE: The Flagler School Board chairwoman is fined for late filing her financial disclosure, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: An audit shows Broward schools improperly place students in special education programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 18, 2015 7:10am]


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