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Florida education news: Preschool, hiring, class rank and more

MAKING IT: Pasco County's preschool for children with developmental disabilities helps 5-year-old Evan Wolin work his way to a traditional kindergarten class.

JOB OPENINGS: Hernando County partially lifts its hiring freeze to fill key instructional positions.

VALS AND SALS: The Palm Beach School Board seeks new ways to resolve annual disputes over high school class rankings, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Marion schools plan to move to countywide open enrollment as a way to evade the state's strictest class-size rules, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TEACHER EVALUATIONS: The Florida Education Association appeals a judge's decision upholding the state's controversial teacher evaluation law, the AP reports.

CLASSROOM TECH: Miami-Dade buys 10,000 interactive whiteboards to install in every classroom, the Miami Herald reports.

REPORTING RULES: Florida colleges and universities work to improve their policies on reporting and investigating sexual abuse complaints, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO CONFIDENCE: The Florida State University faculty senate rebukes the school's presidential search firm, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 6:03am]


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