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Florida education news: Failure factories, education commissioner, school grades and more



FAILURE FACTORIES: Pinellas schools suspend black students disproportionately, moreso than most districts in Florida.

LEADERSHIP: The drumbeat grows louder for Florida to return to an elected education commissioner.

TOP TEACHERS: Pinellas names its 10 teacher of the year finalists.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The owner of a bankrupt Orlando-based charter school chain continues to do business in Florida and elsewhere, the Florida Times-Union reports.

STUDENT RIGHTS: Flagler schools deal with transgender issues on a case by case basis, reports.

PERFORMANCE FUNDING: Florida colleges could see funding changes based on their graduation rates, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HOMELESSNESS: Brevard schools see a gradual increase in the number of homeless students, Florida Today reports.

MISSING MONEY: Monroe officials investigate the disappearance of $20,000 from a school's daycare program, the Keynoter reports.

EVALUATIONS: Polk teachers will see test scores counted in their performance ratings despite promises otherwise, the Ledger reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: Leon district officials predict more failing school grades under the state's latest proposed rules, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Monday, December 7, 2015 6:34am]


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