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Florida education news: EpiPens, value-added evaluations, school technology and more



LIFE AND DEATH: Parents of children with severe allergies are supporting the Florida Legislature's move toward allowing schools to keep EpiPens on hand.

KEEP IT PRIVATE: A Florida lawmaker proposes to exempt teacher value-added evaluation ratings from the state's public records law, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: Manatee's new superintendent promises to hold his staff accountable for the duties they're assigned, the Herald-Tribune reports. The Manatee School Board approves the superintendent's administrative reorganization, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

GETTING TECHY: Miami-Dade School Board members take a look at what classrooms will be like after they spend millions on technology upgrades, the Miami Herald reports.

TROUBLE: Two Broward teachers face suspension over accusations that they are harassing students, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • A Duval kindergarten teacher is fired for hitting students with books, the Florida Times-Union reports.

UPGRADES: Okaloosa approves $1.1 million in classroom improvements at a school slated to begin a fine arts program in the fall, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

DEJA VU: The Polk School Board faces the same decision over student schedules as it dealt with nearly a decade ago, the Ledger reports.

HIGHER ORDER: A Bay math teacher finds new ways to teach her students as she encourages them to learn more deeply, the Panama City News Herald reports.

A FEW WORDS: State Impact Florida asks Patricia Levesque about her work with the Foundation for Florida's Future.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:18am]


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