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2115859 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-04-18 09:50:27.0 UTC 2013-04-18T05:50:27.000-04:00 true florida-education-news-principals-superintendents-clubs-and-more published 2013-04-18 10:26:22.0 UTC 2013-04-18T06:26:22.000-04:00 MISUNDERSTOOD? Ousted Connerton Elementary principal Anna Falcone gives her version of events that led to her suspension, saying she was treated unfairly. STEPPING BACK: The point man for Hillsborough's empowering effective teachers project will retire midway through the initiative. EVALUATIONS: Superintendents tell Gov. Rick Scott they're dissatisfied with the state's teacher evaluation rules, the News Service of Florida reports. More from the Sunshine State News. SCHOOL SAFETY: A Polk school is accused of allowing a student back on campus after bringing a BB gun to school, ABC Action News reports. VIOLATION: The Palm Beach School Board considers former superintendent Art Johnson for breaking his separation agreement, the Palm Beach Post reports. FIXING IT: The Manatee school district takes several steps to improve its financial position, the Herald-Tribune reports. TOO MUCH: Auditors find that the Broward superintendent's severance package violates state law, the Sun-Sentinel reports. OVERRULED: The Marion School Board overturns the superintendent's recommendation to fire an aide, the Ocala Star Banner reports. NIMBY: Residents of a largely over-55 Broward community turn out in force to oppose a charter school there, the Miami Herald reports. IN THE WAY: A new state law could end Florida students' efforts to begin gay-straight clubs, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Jeffrey S. Solochek gradebook Education Florida education news: Principals, superintendents, clubs and more false templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/gradebook/2013/04/18/1366280782-florida-education-news-principals-superintendents-clubs-and-more BlogArticle MISUNDERSTOOD? Ousted Connerton Elementary principal Anna Falcone gives her version of events that led to her suspension, saying she was treated unfairly.EducationEducationJeffrey S. Solochek 383086 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:44:30.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:44:30.000-04:00 jeffrey-s-solochek published 2013-02-13 18:58:41.0 UTC 2013-02-13T13:58:41.000-05:00 Jeffrey S. Solochek <p>Jeffrey S. Solochek writes about schools and education for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>. Solochek has covered the school districts in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties since joining the <i>Times</i> in 2000. He also oversees <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/">The Gradebook</a> education blog.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33746723 Jeffrey S. Solochek writes about schools and education for the Tampa Bay Times. Solochek has covered the school districts in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties since joining the Times in 2000. He also oversees The Gradebook education blog. <p>Phone: (813) 909-4614</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:jsolochek@tampabay.com ">jsolochek@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/">The Gradebook</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffSolochek">@JeffSolochek</a></p> 1 resources/images/dti/2013/02/Solochek_Jeffrey_wp_2521935.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746723-jeffrey-s-solochek AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:44:30.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:44:30.000-04:00 2286713 2016-07-25 11:09:36.0 UTC 1 Month Ago florida-education-news-principal-problems-gifted-education-school-choice gradebook Florida education news: Principal problems, gifted education, school choice and more BlogArticle 2274111 2016-04-21 10:57:34.0 UTC 4 Months Ago florida-education-news-robotics-online-courses-principals-and-more gradebook Florida education news: Robotics, online courses, principals and more BlogArticle 2274882 2016-04-27 10:35:42.0 UTC 4 Months Ago florida-education-news-principals-a-plus-funds-restroom-rules-and-more gradebook Florida education news: Principals, A-Plus funds, restroom rules and more BlogArticle <p><b>MISUNDERSTOOD?</b> Ousted Connerton Elementary principal Anna Falcone gives <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/suspended-connerton-principal-says-she-was-treated-like-a-criminal/2115789">her version of events that led to her suspension</a>, saying she was treated unfairly.</p> <p><b>STEPPING BACK:</b> The point man for Hillsborough's empowering effective teachers project <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/teaching-reform-leader-is-retiring-in-hillsborough/2115809">will retire</a> midway through the initiative.</p> <p><b>EVALUATIONS:</b> Superintendents tell Gov. Rick Scott they're <a target="_blank" href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/superintendents-complain-about-pay-law/nXPqT/">dissatisfied with the state's teacher evaluation rules</a>, the News Service of Florida reports. More from the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/school-superintendents-worry-teachers-wont-get-their-raise-until-next-year">Sunshine State News</a>.</p> <p><b>SCHOOL SAFETY:</b> A Polk school is accused of allowing a student back on campus after <a target="_blank" href="http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_polk/lakeland/mother-claims-polk-school-allowed-boy-to-return-to-finish-fcat-after-getting-caught-with-bb-gun">bringing a BB gun to school</a>, ABC Action News reports.</p> <p><b>VIOLATION:</b> The Palm Beach School Board considers former superintendent Art Johnson for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-education/school-board-to-hire-attorney-to-explore-suing-for/nXPtb/?icmp=pbp_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_pbpstubtomypbp_launch">breaking his separation agreement</a>, the <i>Palm Beach Post</i> reports.</p> <p><b>FIXING IT:</b> The Manatee school district takes several steps to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130417/article/130419667">improve its financial position</a>, the <i>Herald-Tribune</i> reports.</p> <p><b>TOO MUCH:</b> Auditors find that the Broward superintendent's severance package <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/highered/fl-runcie-contract-audit-20130417,0,1686715.story">violates state law</a>, the <i>Sun-Sentinel</i> reports.</p> <p><b>OVERRULED:</b> The Marion School Board <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ocala.com/article/20130417/ARTICLES/130419686/1001/NEWS01?Title=Aide-not-fired-as-School-Board-overrules-Tomyn">overturns the superintendent's recommendation</a> to fire an aide, the <i>Ocala Star Banner</i> reports.</p> <p><b>NIMBY:</b> Residents of a largely over-55 Broward community turn out in force to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/17/3349951/hundreds-show-up-to-speak-about.html">oppose a charter school there</a>, the <i>Miami Herald</i> reports.</p> <p><b>IN THE WAY:</b> A new state law could end Florida students' <a target="_blank" href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-aclu-gay-straight-law-20130417,0,230074.story">efforts to begin gay-straight clubs</a>, the <i>Orlando Sentinel</i> reports.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:39:54