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Florida education news: NAEP, FSA reports, teacher raises and more



CLEAR THE ROOM: Tampa-area experts discuss how to handle disruptive students after a video goes viral showing a South Carolina officer ripping a student from her seat.

OUTSIDE EXPERTS: Hillsborough district leaders consider paying a consultant to help improve student transportation.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Pinellas School Board sets the first day of school for 2016-17 two weeks earlier, amid concerns by teachers. * Broward School Board members balk at an earlier start date, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NAEP: Miami-Dade schools see improvement on the "Nation's Report Card" even as national scores dip, State Impact Florida reports. Overall, Florida's scores declined, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from the Florida Times-Union.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two new charter schools win approval from the Brevard School Board, Florida Today reports. * A new Alachua charter school proposal draws tough scrutiny, the Gainesville Sun reports.

CHAOS: A cafeteria fight in a Miami-Dade high school gets out of hand, the Miami Herald reports.

TRADEOFFS: Palm Beach schools eliminate nearly 200 jobs to make room for pay raises, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: Marion teachers air their complaints about the state's controversial bonus program, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

STADIUMS: The Volusia School Board punts on how to use money set aside for sports facilities, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Sarasota will begin looking for a new leader in mid-2016, the Herald-Tribune reports.

STILL FIRED: The Broward School Board refuses to rehire a teacher despite a judge's ruling the man was wrongly terminated, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAXES: A St. Johns school sales tax referendum sparks community debate about growth, the St. Augustine Record reports.

TEST SCORES: FSA student reports go home with little helpful information for parents, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:14pm]


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