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Florida education news: Common Core, FCAT, teacher rankings and more



NEVER FORGET: Some Pinellas Park High students design a specialty license plate to honor fallen officers.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Hernando gets 11 candidates for chief finance officer but none meet the job requirements.

MIND THE PAST: Dade City's African-American community deserves respect as the Pasco school district decides the fate of Moore Mickens Education Center, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Winding Waters K-8 students present history in 'wax' • Central High special education students take a daylong trek around the world without leaving campus.

POOR MARKS: Seminole district officials worry that teacher evaluation ratings will plummet if the current model continues, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REWRITE: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti works to improve the district's strategic plan, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BAD TIMING: Collier officials worry that Immokalee High students weren't focused on the FCAT as many were upset with a weekend shooting of a classmate, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

REJECTED: Miami-Dade officials turn down a private school's request to expand to accommodate a charter school relocation, the Miami Herald reports.

STAY ON TRACK: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett says he doesn't want to delay Common Core standards or testing, the AP reports.

CLARIFICATION: House Speaker Will Weatherford makes clear he supports Florida Polytechnic University, just not its request for added funding, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:14am]


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