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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter school contracts, academic achievement, superintendent elections and more



CHARTER SCHOOLS: Pinellas officials will review all their charter school contracts after one charter kicks out students just days before classes begin.

STATE OF THE SCHOOLS: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia holds her annual back-to-school news conference.

OUT OF CHANCES: A Hernando teacher who once came to school drunk resigns after failing to meet the terms of her second-chance agreement.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The Pinellas school district must do more to raise the academic achievement of its lowest performing schools, the Times editorializes.

FACEOFF: Okaloosa's current and past superintendents criticize each other's performance in office, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. With sidebar.

NEW BLOOD: A Manatee community group calls the School Board dysfunctional and urges the election of all new members, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ELECTION LAWSUIT: The Clay School Board sues the County Commission over their dispute regarding when voters can decide whether to continue electing the schools superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHAT'S NEW: Miami-Dade and Broward schools add several new services and programs for the new school year, the Miami Herald reports.

DUAL ENROLLMENT: Daytona State College aims to boost its dual enrollment figures after seeing participation dip, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:38am]


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