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Florida education news: Class rank, activity fees, summer meals and more



WHO'S NO. 1? The Pasco School Board will reconsider the way it calculates class rank grade-point averages.

UNPAID: Just 40 percent of Hernando families pay the district's $15 school activities fee.

BOOKS AND LUNCH: Gulfside Elementary School sends out its Lunch Bus filled with meals and library books for summer consumption.

NEW HOME? A charter school seeks to take over the former St. Pete Beach police station.

TOSSED: A Suwanee fifth grade class has its FCAT scores invalidated because of testing improprieties, the Suwanee Democrat reports.

FOR SALE: The Manatee school district auctions off about a quarter of its vehicle fleet to raise money, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STRING OF ERRORS: Multiple management and clerical mistakes led to Polk's controversy over scanning children's irises on school buses, the Ledger reports.

EVALUATIONS: Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a measure that states teachers can be evaluated only on the students they directly instruct, the News Service of Florida reports.

DISCRIMINATION: A former University of Florida administrator contends that he was denied promotion because he is white, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:21am]


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