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Florida education news: Graduation requirements, ESE recordings, high school athletics and more



NEW LAW: Gov. Rick Scott signs new high school graduation requirements into law.

NO RECORD: Hillsborough schools don't allow parents to make recordings of their special education staffing sessions, unlike many other districts. • A bill moving through the Florida Legislature would give parents more control over their children's individualized education plan, State Impact Florida reports.

REAL MERIT: Florida teachers deserve to be evaluated on their own work and not the work of others, columnist Dan DeWitt writes. • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges Florida leaders to resolve their disputes over evaluations, the AP reports.

SPORTS GOVERNANCE: Bills gain traction in the Florida Legislature to overhaul the oversight of high school athletics, the News Service of Florida reports. More from the Florida Current.

SCHOOL SAFETY: Florida lawmakers talk about shifting funding for domestic security into school safety programs, the AP reports.

TRANSITION: An advisory panel sees Manatee's School Board as lacking leadership, contributing to its past problems, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ARTS EDUCATION: Parents in southern Palm Beach County want more arts-focused education programs closer to home for their children, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

RATING THE SUPERINTENDENT: The Duval School Board develops a "qualitative" evaluation for its superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DISCIPLINE: The Palm Beach superintendent accepts a goal of reducing the district's out-of-school suspensions rate to 10 percent or less, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO PLAN: Broward officials have not decided what to do with a closed special education center, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:18am]


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