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Florida education news: Cut scores, test results, private schools and more



CUT SCORES: Florida Board of Education members contemplate "raising the bar" higher after hearing from pro and anti high-stakes activists. MOre from the Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Sunshine State News 

NATION'S REPORT CARD: Hillsborough students fare poorly on the NAEP. More on statewide performance from the Associated Press. More from the Miami Herald.

SUSPENDED: Hernando's transportation director faces dismissal over sexual harassment accusations.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Tampa area private schools band together to seek new students.

IN THE RACE: New candidates emerge for Hillsborough and Hernando school board seats.

CLUB TIME: Pasco middle school students use clubs to pursue their interests.

REPORT CARDS: Manatee parents complaint they don't get enough notification if their children are failing classes, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TEACHER ATTENDANCE: A new incentive program helps the Manatee district reduce its need for substitute teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Lake officials discuss school projects paid for by a local sales tax as they seek voter approval to renew the tax, the Daily Commercial eports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Florida might not release prekindergarten program readiness rates for a second consecutive year, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TOLERANCE: Leon schools provide gender issues training for staff after questions arise surrounding a boy's arrival at school in a dress, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

DISCIPLINE: A state senator aims to abolish "zero tolerance" from law, WFSU reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A new study shows students in Florida's virtual charter schools perform worse than their peers, Redefined reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:54am]


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