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Florida education news: Honor roll, university chancellor, teacher evaluations and more



LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Hillsborough district officials look to negotiate away a lawsuit over their student-athlete transfer policy.

WHAT'S IN A GRADE? Pasco educators look for better ways to communicate student progress as a middle school mom complains that her son made honor roll with a D.

NEW LEADERSHIP: Marshall Criser III becomes the finalist for chancellor of the Florida university system. Criser writes about education standards in an op-ed piece for the Tallahassee Democrat.

PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE: An appeal court rules that the value-added rating data of Florida teachers should be released publicly, the Florida Times-Union reports. Florida school districts use the information in different ways, but evaluation results turn out generally positive for all, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SAFETY FIRST: Parents help patrol a Brevard elementary school, but seek more security measures, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Duval School Board approves teacher bonuses, the Florida Times-Union reports. • The Bay School Board approves raises for non-instructional employees, the Panama City News Herald reports.

STAYING STRICT: Marion schools will not relax their no-nit policy despite state rules easing reactions to lice, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

NO SMOKING: The Polk School Board enacts a complete tobacco ban at all schools and activities, the Ledger reports.

CLOSER LOOK: Trustees at the McKeel charter school system will meet to discuss complaints against their superintendent, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:03am]


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