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Florida education news: Achievement gap, teacher raises, blended learning and more



ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Pinellas school and community leaders call for renewed efforts to overcome gaps in academic performance among demographic groups.

FAR APART: Hernando teachers and district representatives cannot reach agreement on pay raises.

BLENDED LEARNING: Select students at Pasco's Smith Middle School take all their classes online while in the school with their teachers.

ONGOING DISPUTE: The Clay School Board plans to review superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr.'s participation in a conference that appears partisan, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FEE FIGHT: A court clears the path for the city of Ocala to sue the Marion School Board over unpaid utility fees, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GETTING READY: Florida Polytechnic University continues to prepare for its first students, the Ledger reports.

ACCESSIBILITY: Volusia school leaders seek to add more technology to classrooms for students, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PERFORMANCE PAY: Florida Gulf Coast University officials approve a formula to judge the school's performance, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • Florida State University officials consider their performance funding formula, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

DISCIPLINE: A Seminole teacher is suspended for taping a student's hands and mouth, but his punishment could have been worse, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 25, 2013 5:59am]


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