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Florida education news: FCAT results, ESE programs, career education and more



COULD BE WORSE: Many students from the shuttered, struggling Imagine School at St. Petersburg are zoned to attend public schools that performed even lower than Imagine on the latest FCAT exams.

RELOCATED: Hillsborough officials remove special education programs from Rodgers Middle School, where an ESE wandered off and died last year.

SUSPENDED: A Hernando teacher is suspended for making disparaging remarks about a student.

MORE ATTENTION: St. Petersburg College focuses on first-time students and sees their performance rise.

BUTT OUT: Gov. Rick Scott is playing politics over tuition rates, rather than trying to fix what ails the state university system, the Times editorializes.

BUSINESS EDUCATION: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford touts the state's new law on career education during a Rotary Club speech, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

MOVING AHEAD: Manatee's new superintendent is making welcome changes to improve the ailing school district, the Bradenton Herald editorializes. • Polk's new superintendent outlines her plans for improving student achievement, the Ledger reports.

TURNAROUNDS: Two Manatee schools face intervention for persistently low performance, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ACCREDITATION: Miami-Dade seeks to become the nation's largest accredited district, the Miami Herald reports.

COUNSELING: Lee schools could lose counselors because of tight budgets, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HIGH MARKS: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti has high regard for his accomplishments after 7 months on the job, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LAYOFFS: Marion School Board members have differing views on pending teacher layoffs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

HOW MANY LIKES? A former Monroe district official requests records for a School Board member's district-centered Facebook page, the Keynoter reports.

IT'S A MYSTERY: Questions surround the departure of a Sarasota Catholic school's principal, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:35am]


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