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Florida education news: Evaluations, reading, graduation seating and more

'A SUPER JOB': Hernando School Board members give superintendent Lori Romano high marks after her first year.

TEACHING TO THE EVALUATION: Some Pasco students complain that their teachers spend more time preparing for evaluation observations than for daily lessons.

TOP OF THE CLASS: FishHawk Creek Elementary students launch space station project • Summerfield Elementary learns about vegetables in a teaching garden • Shorecrest Prep's top graduates are a brother and sister who push each other to excel

ABOUT FACE: The Hernando School Board makes the right move in restoring bus service to 1,300 elementary students, the Times editorializes.

EXTRA HOUR: About 300 low performing Florida elementary schools will be required to add an hour of reading instruction next year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FUNDING: Critics of Florida's education funding model call for revisions that treat every student more fairly, WTSP reports.

ON APPEAL: A Broward high school sees its state grade increased to an A, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PREMIUM SEATING: Manatee High School offers the front rows of seating at graduation for $200, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ALTERNATIVE TABLET: A Miami man creates the eBolt to compete for technology time in Florida classrooms, the Miami Herald reports.

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Lee officials look into complaints that a high school principal bullies students and teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SINGLE-SEX EDUCATION: State Impact Florida looks at the research into the practice as the ACLU complains that Hillsborough single-gender schools discriminate.

[Last modified: Friday, May 16, 2014 6:05am]


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