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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Education commissioner, achievement goals, bonuses and more



STEPPING UP: Pam Stewart becomes interim Florida education commissioner again, as State Board members pledge to clean up the "mess" that the state's accountability system is becoming. More from the Orlando Sentinel. Florida's next commissioner should be someone who's less divisive than Tony Bennett, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

JOINT EFFORT: The city of St. Petersburg partners with the Pinellas school district and education foundation to kick off an initiative focused on student achievement; some see it as a political stunt in an election year.

UNDER SCRUTINY: State Rep. Mark Danish is being investigated by the Hillsborough school district, where he's a teacher, but no one can say exactly why.

BIAS CLAIM: The Southern Poverty Law Center files a complaint against Florida's race-based academic achievement goals, Reuters reports.

TAKING OVER: A new Christian private school will open in the former home of the shuttered Bradenton Prep, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers protest their one-time bonus outside the School Board's weekend retreat at a resort and spa, the Naples Daily News reports.

NIMBY: A Miami-Dade community fights a charter school's plans to expand to nearly 2,000 students, the Miami Herald reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Three Volusia elementary schools serving primarily low-income families add prekindergarten classes, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 3, 2013 6:29am]


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