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Florida education news: Evaluations, tests, school books and more



EVALUATIONS: Hillsborough superintendent Jeff Eakins overhauls his district's teacher mentoring and evaluating system.

TESTING: The first day of Florida's state testing sees no reported problems, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

LIBRARY BOOKS: A Seminole third grader finds a book in his school library that the district was to have removed for inappropriate content, WFTV reports.

RECESS: Experts say children need free play to promote academic instruction, as Florida parents push for daily recess, WTSP reports.

GROWTH: Lake schools might not have enough space to accommodate anticipated enrollment growth over the coming five years, the Daily Commercial reports.

INFLUENCE: The Palm Beach School Board ponders requiring lobbyists to register, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ARRESTED: A Keys preschool teacher is arrested on accusations she abused a student, the Keynoter reports.

LABOR NEWS: Retired teachers who are rehired by Orange schools seek continuing contracts despite state law that allows only annual ones, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Polk School Board wants to take its time to get its next superintendent search done right, the Ledger reports.

SCHOOL LEADERS: A former Palm Beach principal complained about a botched district investigation at her school before her departure, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CONSULTANTS: An instructional leadership consultant loses his Alachua schools contract over allegations of inappropriate conduct, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:36am]


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