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Florida education news: Perfect test scores, PISA results, zero tolerance and more



RARE BREED: Palm Harbor University High senior Aadith Moorthy aims for perfection in school and just about always finds it.

RULE REVISION: The Hillsborough School Board begins rewriting its athletics transfer policy.

ANOTHER GO: Hernando School Board member Dianne Bonfield will seek reelection.

BELOW AVERAGE: Florida high school students score below their peers internationally in the PISA test of math, science and reading, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More on the background of PISA from State Impact Florida.

MORE TOLERANCE: Broward schools join a growing number of large districts changing their discipline policies away from zero-tolerance, the NY Times reports.

NOT READY: Miami-Dade officials say they're unprepared to implement new tests aimed at evaluating teacher performance, NBC-Miami reports. • The Florida Department of Education releases combined teacher evaluation scores on Tuesday, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Florida's voluntary prekindergarten program faces growing class sizes as funding remains static, WFTV reports.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: The Broward school district could close its fifth charter school of the year, this time if the school does not find a permanent location, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Brevard School Board members discuss criteria for shutting down schools in the future, Florida Today reports.

TOP JOB: The McKeel charter school system aims to have a new superintendent in place by June, the Ledger reports.

CONFIDENCE BUILDER: A Miami-Dade middle school uses its drama club to build students' character while exposing them to the arts, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 6:08am]


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