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Florida education news: School accountability, adult education, testing and more



EDUCATION TALK: Gov. Rick Scotts invites a select group to discuss the future of Florida's school accountability system. • Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia, who's not on the list, says Florida needs to improve its testing system. • Palm Beach superintendent Wayne Gent also calls for changes to the system, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The Common Core divides the political players in this conversation, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NEVER TOO LATE: St. Petersburg grandmother Joanne McNaughton completes her GED at 72. • The Hernando school district forges ahead with adult technical education programs despite low enrollment.

FRUSTRATION: Pinellas district-level workers express some dissatisfaction with the way the administration operates.

NEW TESTS: The Pasco School Board adopts new benchmark assessments that should save time and money.

TOO MUCH TRAINING? Marion School Board members question the need to spend $10 million on staff training, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CHARTER CHALLENGE: Broward officials call for a review of whether the Ben Gamla charter school violates the separation of church and state, the Miami Herald reports.

DISCIPLINE: Law enforcement releases more details about allegations that a Bay high school athletic director had sex with a student, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TURNAROUND: A struggling Flagler charter school takes steps to avoid another F grade from the state, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SUE YOU: Some Lake parents explore legal options to have their children's canceled courtesy bus routes reinstated, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHO PAYS? The Alachua school district and county government disagree about which entity should cover the cost of added school resource officers, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SICK SCHOOL: Starke Elementary in Gainesville is closed because of mold, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 23, 2013 6:11am]


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