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Florida education news: Graduation rates, school grades, MOOCs and more

NEW MATH: The University of South Florida tests a new method of more accurately calculating its graduation rate.

SCHOOL GRADES: The Florida Board of Education should change the state's school grading methods to make them more accurate, the Miami Herald editorializes. More from the Palm Beach Post.

STAFF CUTS: Budget reductions lead to fewer people serving Broward students with special needs, the Miami Herald reports.

FINANCIAL PLANNING: The state approves the Manatee school district's plan to improve its fiscal picture, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TEACHER WARRANTY: A new Florida law could lead to state universities being forced to retrain unsatisfactory teachers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CONSTRUCTION TIME: The Marion district prepares to open a new elementary school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • The Bay school district strives to replace portables with permanent classrooms, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

ONLINE LEARNING: Florida will begin exploring how MOOCs might be used for student high school and college credits under a newly approved law, Inside Higher Education reports.

[Last modified: Monday, July 1, 2013 6:15am]


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